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

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


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