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

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


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