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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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assurance secondary package M-licensees inhalable cannabis commercial cannabis manufacturing in California shared-use manufacturing facilities 600 foot radius of a school capsules temporary license disposal shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Completed Temporary License Application Form local jurisdiction member manager workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control structure and formation documents finished product Personnel Requirements waste management laws the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) medicinal commercial cannabis activity Category II Residual Pesticides Testing payable to the state of California operating procedures Premises Diagram pre-made or purchased edible products transport cannabis goods to retailer Cultivation less than 10,000 delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods testing laboratories concentrate purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Track and Trace highly-concentrated oils or waxes Local Jurisdictions Licensees product as a candy prohibited cannabis industries no infusion of alcohol no added caffeine The California Department of Public Health's cannabis event organizer license quality control separate applications mandated warning statements loop system security Heavy Metals Testing conducting quality assurance review ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS government warning statement label alcoholic beverages Live Scans for each owner definition of owner Transition Period Terpenoids Testing health impacts of cannabis 100 mg of THC per package licensing scheme sales of cannabis goods sampling standards basic nutritional information supply chain Financial Interest Licensee Information commercial cannabis manufacturing activity topicals Cannabinoids Testing Type S share facility space regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California shipping manifest Moisture Content Testing managing member 2023 regulations onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Industrial Hemp Advisory Board licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises good manufacturing practices 600-foot radius of a school Mycotoxins Testing period of 120 days Physical address commercial cannabis manufacturers Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Category I Residual Pesticides Testing motor carrier permit CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing annual license application labels not be attractive commercial cannabis products cannabis market compliance with local jurisdiction Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division extraction license review process Local Authorization cannabis waste Food-grade Butter/Oil property for the commercial cannabis activity 2023 new laws Financial information ingredient list onsite consumption of cannabis goods child-resistant packaging commercial cannabis activity 2023 updates Proposed Section 40133 Extractions using CO2 Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 contaminants destruction of cannabis goods A-licensees Retailer (nonstorefront) Retailer (Type 10) entry into the legal, regulated market written procedures for inventory control final form Labor peace agreement local jurisdiction authorization Owner at least 20% ownership interest infusion Foreign Material Testing regulatory framework cannabis adult-use products amount of THC content compliance with regulations packaging and labeling requirements tinctures chain of custody recordkeeping three state cannabis-licensing authorities manufacturing cannabis products re-sealable at least 99% purity A-license and an M-license cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) California Public Records Act immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery persons 21 years of age or older Bond and Insurance Information allergen information Local Authorization Attachment must enter certain events Mechanical disposal and destruction methods CDTFA seller’s permit packaging and labeling CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL cannabis cartoons storage of cannabis goods Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 convicted of a substantially related crime licensed premises Percentage of ownership nonlaboratory quality control highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin vape cartridges limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving sanitary workplaces licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Business Organizational The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) sanitary and hazard-free environment hydrocarbon-based solvents supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Criminal History Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Temporary License Application dried flower tobacco products MCSB transportation of cannabis goods stickers Distributor Transport Only licensed cannabis manufacturers access to the area(s) track and trace system manufacturing practices manufacturing CO2 and ethanol extractions Premises diagram exit packaging paper inserted into the packaging waste disposal medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together required limits licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Premises Information online licensing system 2023 compliance licensing cannabis distributors licensed physical location (premises) investment into a commercial cannabis business Vehicle Requirements Carbon Dioxide (CO2) testing methods inventory potentially-hazardous foods Edibles– Products no infusion of nicotine Manufacturing (non-volatile) premises diagram contaminant free packaging Temporary Cannabis Event product guidelines local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations periods of 90 days extensions designated structure protocol Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) state cannabis licensing California Department of Public Health (CDPH) cannabis cultivation licensing labeling commercial kitchens BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) cannabis plants financial interest holder Form # CDPH-9041 evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises three cannabis licensing authorities A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity valid waiver Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Water/Food-grade Dry Ice 2023 revisions Proposition 65 2023 fines THC levels inventory and quality control remove THC/CBD public Licensee Lookup Tool CDPH-9041 limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package edibles packaging opaque diagram of the business’s layout small product packaging emergency regulations testing of cannabis goods sugar 2023 laws medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Temporary event up to 4 days 2023 proposed changes MCSB’s temporary license application Arranging for laboratory testing Microbusiness regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis informational panel Bond in the amount of $5,000 minimum standards for extraction processes list of artificial food colorings manufacturer's name Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 2023 issues procedures for inventory control meat and seafood, and other products comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act 2023 resolutions medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing CDPH-issued universal symbol Identifying information Application Checklist Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS primary panel requirements public health and safety Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles unique ID/batch number local jurisdiction’s requirements shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company requiring refrigeration Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch conditional license secondary packaging an officer or director of a cannabis business hang tag or a peel-back label licensed cannabis distributors Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Cannabis Manufacturing transportation and security aggregate interest of 20% or more Temporary License Application Information cannabis training Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) child-resistant outer package Distributor transport Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 2023 recent news manufacturers who package for other producers surety bond supplemental label activity for a period of 120 days cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale adult-use commercial cannabis activity product formulation Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing carbohydrates and fat per serving manufacture cannabis products medicinal and adult-use or both markets some nutritional facts Operating Procedures certified by a California-licensed engineer licensing cannabis retailers Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Licensee Lookup Tool Transport vehicles alarm system Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) operating premises exception for testing laboratories amount of sodium cultivation manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) extracts Seller’s permit number MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) disclosure of all criminal convictions ownership premises is not within a Government Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) volatile solvent and more.

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

Last updated on November 26, 2023

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