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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 sampling standards MCSB ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation local jurisdiction onsite consumption of cannabis goods Criminal History CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing final form Bond in the amount of $5,000 Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division 2024 important information Manufacturing (non-volatile) Financial information three cannabis licensing authorities basic nutritional information exception for testing laboratories inventory and quality control amount of THC content tamper-evident valid waiver cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Type S share facility space good manufacturing practices inventory operating procedures shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) product formulation remove THC/CBD waste management laws licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises labels not be attractive commercial cannabis activity supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products testing methods motor carrier permit ownership premises is not within a Government hang tag or a peel-back label extracts online licensing system licensed cannabis distributors mandated warning statements Local Jurisdictions public health and safety 120 days licensing cannabis distributors pre-made or purchased Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 public Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis adult-use products state cannabis licensing property for the commercial cannabis activity supply chain Physical address 2024 regulations Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers infusion A-license and an M-license manufacturing activities Mycotoxins Testing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Temporary License Application quality control comply with all packaging and labeling requirements disposal Transport vehicles alarm system microbusinesses hydrocarbon-based solvents regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Premises Information amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package carbohydrates and fat per serving transportation and security access to the area(s) chain of custody meat and seafood, and other products labeling annual license application 2024 compliance 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 2024 problems Live Scans for each owner Financial Interest 2024 revisions THC levels local jurisdiction’s requirements at least 20% ownership interest CO2 and ethanol extractions Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products 2024 updates vape cartridges CDPH-9041 workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control inhalable cannabis The California Department of Public Health's Licensees Terpenoids Testing highly-concentrated oils or waxes aggregate interest of 20% or more licensed premises child-resistant outer package Business Organizational convicted of a substantially related crime security and cannabis waste disposal contaminant free amount of sodium Track and Trace Vehicle Requirements Food-grade Butter/Oil local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations commercial cannabis manufacturers California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises dried flower Fingerprints delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods 100 mg of THC per package health claims child-resistant packaging tinctures entry into the legal, regulated market emergency regulations member manager surety bond M-license allergen information Operating Procedures cannabis plants supplemental label Premises Diagram Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Proposed Section 40133 2024 recent news edible products manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Transition Period Mechanical Category II Residual Pesticides Testing conditional license M-licensees Industrial Hemp Advisory Board 2024 fines equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Percentage of ownership medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Personnel Requirements Proposition 65 medicinal commercial cannabis activity A-license MCSB’s temporary license application 2024 resolutions persons 21 years of age or older evidence of rehabilitation Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act investment into a commercial cannabis business required limits BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Temporary Cannabis Event Local Authorization 2024 new laws list of artificial food colorings licensing cannabis microbusinesses manufacturing cannabis products diagram of the business’s layout loan provided to a commercial cannabis business packaging medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing transporting cannabis goods distributors 2024 laws Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) finished product licensing cannabis retailers procedures for inventory control Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Retailer (Type 10) scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises tobacco products Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) retailers Distributor transport sugar concentrate track and trace system Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing transportation 2024 issues Water/Food-grade Dry Ice testing laboratories cannabis training Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control product as a candy prohibited Microbusiness limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Foreign Material Testing designated structure packaging and labeling requirements must enter certain events Edibles– Products ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS managing member volatile solvent medicinal and adult-use or both markets licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories cannabis event organizer license disclosure of all criminal convictions exit packaging opaque exit package commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Cannabinoids Testing Owner Premises diagram shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company loop system 2024 proposed changes small product packaging informational panel secondary package premises diagram cannabis sales and/or consumption contaminants at least 99% purity Heavy Metals Testing commercial cannabis manufacturing stickers unique ID/batch number California Public Records Act Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) cannabis waste cannabis market license review process The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) consumption of alcohol or tobacco A-licensees Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) 600 foot radius of a school period of 120 days product guidelines compliance with local jurisdiction shipping manifest structure and formation documents secured area cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale health impacts of cannabis CDTFA seller’s permit definition of owner manufacturing practices no added caffeine Local Issuing Authority secondary packaging Licensee Lookup Tool Moisture Content Testing requiring refrigeration adult-use commercial cannabis activity shared-use manufacturing facilities cannabis industries packaging and labeling Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch temporary license certified by a California-licensed engineer CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Temporary License Application Information payable to the state of California commercial kitchens Butane/Hexane/Propane primary panel requirements Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) sanitary workplaces Application Checklist operating premises Distributor Transport Only licensed cannabis manufacturers edibles packaging opaque Ethanol licensed cannabis cultivators conducting quality assurance review waste disposal periods of 90 days extensions testing lab packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls cultivation LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Retailer (nonstorefront) licensing scheme potentially-hazardous foods manufacture cannabis products regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California separate applications transportation of cannabis goods manufacturer's name California Department of Public Health ingredient list Licensee Information A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity three state cannabis-licensing authorities purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands destruction of cannabis goods financial interest holder Form # CDPH-9041 no infusion of nicotine medicinal and adult-use markets CDPH-issued universal symbol testing of cannabis goods 600-foot radius of a school security Local Authorization Attachment immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery government warning statement label Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Bond and Insurance Information laboratory quality assurance paper inserted into the packaging Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles manufacturing regulatory framework sales of cannabis goods extraction persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business commercial cannabis manufacturing activity compliance with regulations capsules Extractions using CO2 commercial cannabis products Arranging for laboratory testing Seller’s permit number written procedures for inventory control highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin recordkeeping the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) local jurisdiction authorization storage of cannabis goods minimum standards for extraction processes disposal and destruction methods protocol identity of the product Labor peace agreement Individual Owner Business Information cannabis cultivation licensing Temporary event up to 4 days transport cannabis goods to retailer activity for a period of 120 days licensed physical location (premises) manned motor vehicle Cannabis Manufacturing re-sealable alcoholic beverages Cultivation less than 10,000 sanitary and hazard-free environment some nutritional facts limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Identifying information nonlaboratory quality control cannabis cartoons manufacturers who package for other producers no infusion of alcohol Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Completed Temporary License Application Form an officer or director of a cannabis business topicals and more.

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


Last updated on February 20, 2024



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