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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 cannabis cartoons M-license Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) manufacturing Vehicle Requirements final form 600 foot radius of a school written procedures for inventory control cannabis cultivation licensing Proposed Section 40133 commercial cannabis manufacturing activity product guidelines Local Authorization the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) medicinal commercial cannabis activity conditional license Temporary Cannabis Event tamper-evident some nutritional facts licensing cannabis microbusinesses evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Arranging for laboratory testing Labor peace agreement at least 20% ownership interest 2022 regulations ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation period of 120 days Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2022 issues capsules secured area Local Issuing Authority Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Terpenoids Testing medicinal and adult-use markets Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) requiring refrigeration MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH property for the commercial cannabis activity state cannabis licensing Retailer (nonstorefront) designated structure public Licensee Lookup Tool tinctures Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) MCSB concentrate medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together chain of custody Temporary event up to 4 days secondary package A-licensees local jurisdiction extracts Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division exception for testing laboratories Food-grade Butter/Oil Edibles– Products Butane/Hexane/Propane workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control health impacts of cannabis limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Application Checklist valid waiver 600-foot radius of a school Type S share facility space Business Information government warning statement label online licensing system emergency regulations onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods required limits sugar Cultivation less than 10,000 an officer or director of a cannabis business persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business license review process retailers California Department of Public Health manufacturers who package for other producers operating premises CDPH-9041 Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 cannabis market CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL product as a candy prohibited cannabis industries small product packaging security Bond and Insurance Information CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing allergen information Premises Information supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products stickers Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) licensed cannabis manufacturers basic nutritional information no infusion of alcohol packaging and labeling requirements 2022 revisions Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 2022 fines Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Category II Residual Pesticides Testing supplemental label minimum standards for extraction processes no infusion of nicotine public health and safety 120 days protocol Cannabis Manufacturing The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods disclosure of all criminal convictions re-sealable 2022 compliance must enter certain events supply chain A-license and an M-license microbusinesses good manufacturing practices operating procedures Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Foreign Material Testing Transition Period Transport vehicles alarm system ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS finished product Form # CDPH-9041 disposal and destruction methods sanitary workplaces carbohydrates and fat per serving shipping manifest commercial cannabis activity cannabis plants M-licensees Distributor Transport Only 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Cannabinoids Testing dried flower cannabis training California Department of Public Health (CDPH) adult-use commercial cannabis activity inventory and quality control transportation of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) extraction activity for a period of 120 days cultivation licensing cannabis retailers California Public Records Act Proposition 65 security and cannabis waste disposal member manager infusion limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Bond in the amount of $5,000 The California Department of Public Health's Fingerprints Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 commercial cannabis manufacturers medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing licensing cannabis distributors THC levels product formulation persons 21 years of age or older potentially-hazardous foods alcoholic beverages 2022 updates opaque exit package no added caffeine paper inserted into the packaging manufacturing activities Retailer (Type 10) commercial cannabis manufacturing local jurisdiction’s requirements Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch managing member compliance with regulations licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers contaminants Temporary License Application Mechanical Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control at least 99% purity aggregate interest of 20% or more BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL convicted of a substantially related crime regulatory framework entry into the legal, regulated market edible products primary panel requirements medicinal and adult-use or both markets Completed Temporary License Application Form quality control packaging and labeling immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery child-resistant packaging mandated warning statements Financial Interest Owner CDTFA seller’s permit exit packaging cannabis event organizer license Heavy Metals Testing financial interest holder cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) destruction of cannabis goods 2022 proposed changes licensed cannabis distributors laboratory quality assurance shared-use manufacturing facilities transportation and security testing lab informational panel Distributor transport Water/Food-grade Dry Ice 100 mg of THC per package waste management laws remove THC/CBD cannabis waste A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity three cannabis licensing authorities tobacco products Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Licensee Information waste disposal Microbusiness Temporary License Application Information definition of owner evidence of rehabilitation pre-made or purchased Physical address annual license application loan provided to a commercial cannabis business investment into a commercial cannabis business licensed physical location (premises) purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands temporary license distributors licensing scheme CDPH-issued universal symbol licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises sampling standards CO2 and ethanol extractions manufacture cannabis products access to the area(s) Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) consumption of alcohol or tobacco cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale premises diagram track and trace system storage of cannabis goods shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company loop system 2022 problems 2022 laws A-license child-resistant outer package Seller’s permit number manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) secondary packaging meat and seafood, and other products LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS volatile solvent Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing transport cannabis goods to retailer 2022 resolutions recordkeeping ingredient list inventory equity interest in a commercial cannabis business highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Premises diagram health claims Licensees transporting cannabis goods sanitary and hazard-free environment Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Moisture Content Testing Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 transportation packaging testing methods local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations inhalable cannabis nonlaboratory quality control Premises Diagram hydrocarbon-based solvents sales of cannabis goods labels not be attractive edibles packaging opaque compliance with local jurisdiction contaminant free separate applications vape cartridges testing of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing in California conducting quality assurance review highly-concentrated oils or waxes hang tag or a peel-back label disposal local jurisdiction authorization topicals unique ID/batch number amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package surety bond manned motor vehicle Business Organizational regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing practices regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California 2022 important information cannabis adult-use products diagram of the business’s layout Industrial Hemp Advisory Board amount of sodium Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles payable to the state of California Criminal History Ethanol MCSB’s temporary license application certified by a California-licensed engineer licensed premises Extractions using CO2 motor carrier permit licensed cannabis cultivators Licensee Lookup Tool Live Scans for each owner Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Track and Trace scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises identity of the product medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Manufacturing (non-volatile) commercial kitchens onsite consumption of cannabis goods list of artificial food colorings Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Operating Procedures Personnel Requirements Percentage of ownership ownership premises is not within a Government periods of 90 days extensions shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit 2022 recent news 2022 new laws testing laboratories packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls manufacturer's name structure and formation documents commercial cannabis products Local Jurisdictions Identifying information Local Authorization Attachment cannabis sales and/or consumption Mycotoxins Testing three state cannabis-licensing authorities procedures for inventory control labeling comply with all packaging and labeling requirements amount of THC content licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Individual Owner manufacturing cannabis products Financial information and more.

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


Last updated on August 12, 2022



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