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

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


Last updated on October 23, 2021



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