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

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


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