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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

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Information product guidelines persons 21 years of age or older aggregate interest of 20% or more hydrocarbon-based solvents sanitary workplaces unique ID/batch number extraction Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) 2023 issues Retailer (Type 10) licensing cannabis distributors financial interest holder The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) payable to the state of California Edibles– Products procedures for inventory control A-license and an M-license laboratory quality assurance microbusinesses no added caffeine minimum standards for extraction processes immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery cannabis market supplemental label period of 120 days stickers 2023 revisions ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation licensed cannabis manufacturers Proposition 65 Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) finished product Manufacturing (non-volatile) chain of custody labels not be attractive Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business inventory and quality control disposal and destruction methods tobacco products California Public Records Act conditional license Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act recordkeeping Criminal History CDPH-9041 manufacturing CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch temporary license 100 mg of THC per package annual license application sales of cannabis goods manufacture cannabis products Premises Information small product packaging commercial cannabis manufacturing in California onsite consumption of cannabis goods hang tag or a peel-back label highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin waste disposal property for the commercial cannabis activity some nutritional facts MCSB Premises Diagram cultivation valid waiver Ethanol Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles health impacts of cannabis highly-concentrated oils or waxes M-licensees Form # CDPH-9041 licensed physical location (premises) limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Microbusiness identity of the product Bond and Insurance Information Temporary License Application Temporary event up to 4 days waste management laws quality control edibles packaging opaque capsules The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) motor carrier permit 120 days transporting cannabis goods three cannabis licensing authorities shared-use manufacturing facilities MCSB’s temporary license application Mycotoxins Testing 600 foot radius of a school periods of 90 days extensions Percentage of ownership loop system written procedures for inventory control Local Authorization Category I Residual Pesticides Testing infusion Retailer (nonstorefront) Owner regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products list of artificial food colorings manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) operating procedures regulatory framework surety bond emergency regulations extracts potentially-hazardous foods separate applications ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS local jurisdiction’s requirements good manufacturing practices vape cartridges 2023 problems Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) transport cannabis goods to retailer cannabis cultivation licensing disclosure of all criminal convictions Proposed Section 40133 Terpenoids Testing evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises product as a candy prohibited sanitary and hazard-free environment 2023 proposed changes exit packaging Cannabinoids Testing government warning statement label A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity shipping manifest medicinal and adult-use cannabis 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Processing Chemicals Testing medicinal and adult-use markets public health and safety commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Physical address adult-use commercial cannabis activity CO2 and ethanol extractions Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division license review process MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Financial Interest manufacturer's name medicinal commercial cannabis activity storage of cannabis goods Completed Temporary License Application Form Transition Period shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit cannabis plants diagram of the business’s layout mandated warning statements manufacturers who package for other producers security managing member distributors Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Distributor transport secondary packaging requiring refrigeration Financial information Local Issuing Authority local jurisdiction Business Organizational retailers manufacturing cannabis products Water/Food-grade Dry Ice no infusion of alcohol testing laboratories Transport vehicles alarm system 2023 updates amount of THC content amount of sodium certified by a California-licensed engineer edible products Type S share facility space access to the area(s) secured area Live Scans for each owner equity interest in a commercial cannabis business packaging and labeling requirements opaque exit package the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 compliance with regulations cannabis adult-use products 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market commercial cannabis manufacturers Butane/Hexane/Propane 2023 important information online licensing system Carbon Dioxide (CO2) cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity contaminant free onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods licensed cannabis cultivators operating premises Medicinal and Adult-Use 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cannabis cartoons Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates sugar medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together 2023 resolutions Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 California Department of Public Health pre-made or purchased labeling Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) testing methods licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers at least 20% ownership interest Bond in the amount of $5,000 Industrial Hemp Advisory Board packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls manufacturing activities Application Checklist Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch packaging and labeling public Licensee Lookup Tool Fingerprints Mechanical Personnel Requirements designated structure destruction of cannabis goods nonlaboratory quality control and more.

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

Last updated on September 30, 2023

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