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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 periods of 90 days extensions transportation limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Bond and Insurance Information waste management laws cannabis market conditional license manufacturing cannabis products Temporary License Application Information labels not be attractive immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery topicals local jurisdiction authorization security persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business contaminants Vehicle Requirements onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods storage of cannabis goods purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Retailer (nonstorefront) health impacts of cannabis amount of THC content Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods shared-use manufacturing facilities limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving inventory and quality control Edibles– Products Local Issuing Authority local jurisdiction Mechanical no added caffeine some nutritional facts consumption of alcohol or tobacco 2021 updates medicinal commercial cannabis activity 2021 compliance Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products transporting cannabis goods chain of custody manned motor vehicle Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 waste disposal 2021 laws MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH re-sealable certified by a California-licensed engineer sugar comply with all packaging and labeling requirements extracts Moisture Content Testing 2021 new laws the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin final form Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensing scheme onsite consumption of cannabis goods diagram of the business’s layout 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 120 days CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Type S share facility space supplemental label retailers finished product Ethanol small product packaging payable to the state of California commercial cannabis manufacturing packaging and labeling requirements M-license Temporary event up to 4 days concentrate an officer or director of a cannabis business Transition Period Premises Diagram public health and safety Extractions using CO2 Distributor transport medicinal and adult-use markets The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) annual license application cannabis adult-use products meat and seafood, and other products Personnel Requirements microbusinesses quality control valid waiver Local Authorization licensing cannabis distributors manufacturer's name 2021 problems amount of sodium Proposition 65 ingredient list evidence of rehabilitation 2021 important information alcoholic beverages Financial information minimum standards for extraction processes unique ID/batch number Cannabis Manufacturing testing lab Operating Procedures license review process exit packaging Seller’s permit number sanitary workplaces Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) three state cannabis-licensing authorities Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) CO2 and ethanol extractions contaminant free A-license equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Licensee Lookup Tool Live Scans for each owner loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Temporary License Application written procedures for inventory control stickers secondary packaging temporary license Microbusiness required limits entry into the legal, regulated market Category I Residual Pesticides Testing definition of owner CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL dried flower compliance with local jurisdiction hydrocarbon-based solvents member manager Heavy Metals Testing licensed physical location (premises) highly-concentrated oils or waxes Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) The California Department of Public Health's laboratory quality assurance Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division capsules licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises distributors cannabis waste persons 21 years of age or older packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls extraction conducting quality assurance review financial interest holder Labor peace agreement MCSB’s temporary license application no infusion of nicotine exception for testing laboratories Criminal History pre-made or purchased good manufacturing practices Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) regulatory framework medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at least 20% ownership interest cannabis sales and/or consumption separate applications Cultivation less than 10,000 cannabis cartoons inhalable cannabis manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) aggregate interest of 20% or more disposal and destruction methods Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cultivation evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises hang tag or a peel-back label Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) track and trace system Premises Information commercial cannabis activity Form # CDPH-9041 secured area commercial cannabis manufacturing activity manufacturing 2021 revisions identity of the product procedures for inventory control Butane/Hexane/Propane motor carrier permit Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch THC levels supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products opaque exit package no infusion of alcohol California Department of Public Health (CDPH) BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers medicinal and adult-use or both markets packaging Transport vehicles alarm system licensed premises Food-grade Butter/Oil medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) testing of cannabis goods cannabis plants cannabis event organizer license licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories packaging and labeling California Department of Public Health Distributor Transport Only list of artificial food colorings operating premises product guidelines regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California transportation of cannabis goods sales of cannabis goods Owner health claims medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Arranging for laboratory testing Business Organizational licensed cannabis cultivators A-licensees cannabis industries Track and Trace mandated warning statements manufacturing practices tobacco products ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation manufacture cannabis products MCSB Bond in the amount of $5,000 edible products emergency regulations A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity CDPH-issued universal symbol edibles packaging opaque transport cannabis goods to retailer surety bond access to the area(s) M-licensees child-resistant outer package paper inserted into the packaging cannabis cultivation licensing secondary package remove THC/CBD Local Jurisdictions Completed Temporary License Application Form 2021 proposed changes infusion public Licensee Lookup Tool adult-use commercial cannabis activity Water/Food-grade Dry Ice inventory three cannabis licensing authorities LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) at least 99% purity premises diagram shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit state cannabis licensing Foreign Material Testing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act 2021 issues 2021 regulations Terpenoids Testing loop system Application Checklist Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 commercial kitchens workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Category II Residual Pesticides Testing CDTFA seller’s permit tinctures Temporary Cannabis Event commercial cannabis manufacturers supply chain Retailer (Type 10) security and cannabis waste disposal Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2021 recent news Carbon Dioxide (CO2) manufacturers who package for other producers government warning statement label Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) labeling disclosure of all criminal convictions Mycotoxins Testing property for the commercial cannabis activity Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing operating procedures commercial cannabis products product formulation Local Authorization Attachment 600 foot radius of a school delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Manufacturing (non-volatile) sampling standards Fingerprints Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations informational panel A-license and an M-license managing member amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Individual Owner ownership premises is not within a Government Physical address basic nutritional information testing laboratories regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis licensing cannabis microbusinesses 600-foot radius of a school licensing cannabis retailers product as a candy prohibited volatile solvent ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Cannabinoids Testing 2021 fines Proposed Section 40133 cannabis training cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Licensees designated structure licensed cannabis manufacturers nonlaboratory quality control potentially-hazardous foods online licensing system primary panel requirements protocol 100 mg of THC per package Licensee Information compliance with regulations activity for a period of 120 days tamper-evident licensed cannabis distributors structure and formation documents scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises period of 120 days requiring refrigeration Percentage of ownership destruction of cannabis goods recordkeeping Identifying information Financial Interest must enter certain events convicted of a substantially related crime Premises diagram investment into a commercial cannabis business Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) 2021 resolutions CDPH-9041 sanitary and hazard-free environment disposal Business Information commercial cannabis manufacturing in California allergen information shipping manifest testing methods vape cartridges manufacturing activities shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company local jurisdiction’s requirements California Public Records Act transportation and security carbohydrates and fat per serving child-resistant packaging and more.

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


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