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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding property for the commercial cannabis activity government warning statement label A-license and an M-license purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Retailer (nonstorefront) member manager microbusinesses primary panel requirements retailers Food-grade Butter/Oil Water/Food-grade Dry Ice medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity meat and seafood, and other products state cannabis licensing surety bond medicinal commercial cannabis activity dried flower small product packaging operating premises annual license application cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale exception for testing laboratories Premises diagram alcoholic beverages Arranging for laboratory testing labels not be attractive loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) local jurisdiction authorization disposal commercial cannabis products Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Financial information temporary license 2020 resolutions Owner online licensing system Temporary License Application Information licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 fines emergency regulations remove THC/CBD Licensees adult-use commercial cannabis activity licensed cannabis cultivators manufacturing practices health impacts of cannabis medicinal and adult-use markets Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Licensee Lookup Tool California Department of Public Health Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) commercial cannabis manufacturing in California CDPH-issued universal symbol informational panel allergen information contaminants Mycotoxins Testing identity of the product Cannabis Manufacturing Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates concentrate carbohydrates and fat per serving cannabis sales and/or consumption product as a candy prohibited required limits Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Temporary License Application commercial cannabis manufacturing activity good manufacturing practices pre-made or purchased Local Jurisdictions access to the area(s) licensed physical location (premises) shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company medicinal and adult-use or both markets Premises Information laboratory quality assurance Distributor Transport Only child-resistant outer package comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Bond and Insurance Information manned motor vehicle commercial cannabis manufacturers cannabis plants compliance with regulations 2020 issues ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS basic nutritional information Application Checklist Mechanical 2020 proposed changes Track and Trace infusion unique ID/batch number sales of cannabis goods potentially-hazardous foods requiring refrigeration protocol amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Proposed Section 40133 M-license onsite consumption of cannabis goods amount of sodium Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) supplemental label inhalable cannabis Category II Residual Pesticides Testing licensing cannabis retailers evidence of rehabilitation track and trace system A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity hydrocarbon-based solvents packaging packaging and labeling requirements waste management laws CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing tamper-evident 2020 problems 600-foot radius of a school 100 mg of THC per package written procedures for inventory control Fingerprints entry into the legal, regulated market equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Category I Residual Pesticides Testing manufacturers who package for other producers cultivation disposal and destruction methods licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories tobacco products three state cannabis-licensing authorities opaque exit package Local Authorization Foreign Material Testing California Department of Public Health (CDPH) extraction periods of 90 days extensions designated structure minimum standards for extraction processes CDPH-9041 hang tag or a peel-back label some nutritional facts Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch M-licensees final form Terpenoids Testing Individual Owner child-resistant packaging destruction of cannabis goods packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls distributors disclosure of all criminal convictions managing member Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division amount of THC content Bond in the amount of $5,000 regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products health claims Distributor transport quality control ownership premises is not within a Government licensed cannabis distributors Business Information cannabis cultivation licensing Physical address secondary package A-license edible products Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) sugar convicted of a substantially related crime Microbusiness Completed Temporary License Application Form manufacture cannabis products conditional license procedures for inventory control three cannabis licensing authorities inventory Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing financial interest holder Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) topicals Licensee Information transportation of cannabis goods LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS product formulation aggregate interest of 20% or more transporting cannabis goods motor carrier permit testing of cannabis goods licensing scheme an officer or director of a cannabis business storage of cannabis goods MCSB’s temporary license application MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH capsules at least 99% purity license review process transportation and security Local Issuing Authority ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation chain of custody labeling vape cartridges security highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin 2020 laws Business Organizational manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) sampling standards The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods cannabis industries stickers transport cannabis goods to retailer 2020 regulations Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act 2020 recent news delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods no infusion of nicotine Financial Interest security and cannabis waste disposal list of artificial food colorings Identifying information period of 120 days scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises no infusion of alcohol manufacturing activities local jurisdiction shipping manifest Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control CDTFA seller’s permit Premises Diagram persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Moisture Content Testing supply chain The California Department of Public Health's Live Scans for each owner finished product Temporary event up to 4 days THC levels Cultivation less than 10,000 transportation separate applications cannabis training consumption of alcohol or tobacco secured area Operating Procedures Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles licensing cannabis distributors operating procedures regulatory framework commercial cannabis activity evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Seller’s permit number Labor peace agreement Extractions using CO2 Criminal History shared-use manufacturing facilities Form # CDPH-9041 packaging and labeling at least 20% ownership interest medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing manufacturing payable to the state of California diagram of the business’s layout structure and formation documents valid waiver 2020 new laws product guidelines Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch commercial kitchens 120 days Transport vehicles alarm system licensed premises Personnel Requirements re-sealable 2020 compliance shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit compliance with local jurisdiction highly-concentrated oils or waxes 2020 important information Percentage of ownership public health and safety sanitary and hazard-free environment Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Ethanol ingredient list recordkeeping manufacturer's name CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL MCSB 2020 revisions Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cannabis cartoons licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations volatile solvent public Licensee Lookup Tool testing laboratories waste disposal 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) persons 21 years of age or older contaminant free cannabis market certified by a California-licensed engineer Cannabinoids Testing Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis edibles packaging opaque premises diagram licensed cannabis manufacturers 2020 updates Edibles– Products inventory and quality control local jurisdiction’s requirements definition of owner Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) testing lab tinctures Proposition 65 limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Retailer (Type 10) cannabis adult-use products loop system Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 600 foot radius of a school limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package must enter certain events medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together secondary packaging mandated warning statements sanitary workplaces A-licensees Vehicle Requirements Type S share facility space investment into a commercial cannabis business nonlaboratory quality control cannabis waste testing methods CO2 and ethanol extractions conducting quality assurance review no added caffeine extracts cannabis event organizer license Manufacturing (non-volatile) commercial cannabis manufacturing cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Local Authorization Attachment Heavy Metals Testing Temporary Cannabis Event paper inserted into the packaging California Public Records Act exit packaging manufacturing cannabis products activity for a period of 120 days the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) licensing cannabis microbusinesses Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Transition Period Butane/Hexane/Propane immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery and more.

In addition, Cultivation site Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Department Qualified individual Medium Outdoor Nursery Licensee Process Processor Flowering Manufacturer licensee Allergen infused butters and oils as concentrates Small Indoor Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Adequate Processing aid Quarantine Proposition 65 warning statement Manufacture Verification Actual yield Small Outdoor Premises Universal symbol Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Nonvolatile solvent Request for Live Scan Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Harvest Batch Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Specialty Cottage Indoor CBD Raw material Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Product Identity Adult-use Market Nonmanufactured cannabis product THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Quality control personnel cannabis concentrates Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 CBD from industrial hemp DPH-17-010E Type P – for packaging and labeling only Batch Mature plant Pest Type 10 (Retailer) Labeling Cultivation Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Bureau Serving Net weight Immature plant Holding Outdoor cultivation MCSB 90-day extension periods Track-and-trace systems Medium Indoor Specialty Outdoor Theoretical yield Unique identifier Specialty Indoor adulteration Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Pathogen Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Track and trace system infused pre-rolls Ingredient Type 11 (Distributor) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Edible cannabis product Package Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Kief In-process material Canopy Hazard Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) list of cannabis manufacturers Extraction Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) THC Adulterated Microorganisms Commercial cannabis activity UID Mixed-light Tier 1 Processing Infusion Quality Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Contact surface Component Informational panel Cannabis product Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Finished product Quality control operation Indoor cultivation Mixed-light Tier 2 Environmental pathogen Wet weight Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Topical cannabis product Personnel Pre-roll Dried flower Allergen cross-contact Sanitize Limited-access area Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Volatile solvent track and trace system gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Validation Lot Watts per square foot Primary panel M-license Preventive controls Monitor Distribution Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Specialty Cottage Outdoor Mixed-light cultivation Type N – for infusions package flower or pre-rolls Applicant Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 and more.


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