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

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


Last updated on October 18, 2020



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