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

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


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