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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division packaging and labeling requirements laboratory quality assurance Temporary Cannabis Event motor carrier permit edibles packaging opaque Retailer (Type 10) sugar annual license application immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery packaging Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) storage of cannabis goods vape cartridges Moisture Content Testing Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch retailers Distributor transport entry into the legal, regulated market Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 licensing cannabis retailers edible products convicted of a substantially related crime carbohydrates and fat per serving transport cannabis goods to retailer state cannabis 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Operating Procedures (SOPs) shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company distributors medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing commercial cannabis manufacturing activity stickers supplemental label CDTFA seller’s permit 2023 issues ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS three cannabis licensing authorities cannabis adult-use products Mechanical CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing track and trace system volatile solvent 600 foot radius of a school inventory and quality control 2023 resolutions Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Owner conducting quality assurance review product guidelines Proposition 65 property for the commercial cannabis activity medicinal and adult-use markets highly-concentrated oils or waxes disclosure of all criminal convictions Industrial Hemp Advisory Board extracts member manager Temporary License Application dried flower Bond in the amount of $5,000 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onsite consumption of cannabis goods transportation of cannabis goods Bond and Insurance Information waste management laws child-resistant packaging cannabis market Local Jurisdictions Form # CDPH-9041 Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) contaminants exception for testing laboratories compliance with local jurisdiction Water/Food-grade Dry Ice extraction M-license evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises good manufacturing practices 2023 fines recordkeeping 2023 proposed changes licensed cannabis distributors Application Checklist Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 potentially-hazardous foods commercial cannabis activity California Public Records Act California Department of Public Health (CDPH) BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL conditional license nonlaboratory quality control required limits no infusion of nicotine regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) designated structure tinctures regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California must enter certain events Cannabis Manufacturing contaminant free Temporary event up to 4 days concentrate destruction of cannabis goods protocol THC levels public health and safety re-sealable secondary package Local Authorization Attachment cultivation MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH CDPH-issued universal symbol definition of owner transporting cannabis goods regulatory framework pre-made or purchased LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Labor peace agreement Ethanol labels not be attractive limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package licensing cannabis distributors 600-foot radius of a school cannabis cartoons Category I Residual Pesticides Testing managing member informational panel Percentage of ownership ownership premises is not within a Government A-license and an M-license operating premises Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cannabis industries licensed physical location (premises) shared-use manufacturing facilities Track and Trace cannabis plants Temporary License Application Information commercial cannabis manufacturing in California requiring refrigeration allergen information Local Authorization medicinal commercial cannabis activity Microbusiness cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises product as a candy prohibited amount of THC content 2023 important information commercial kitchens Licensee Lookup Tool adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2023 laws Butane/Hexane/Propane mandated warning statements Business Information Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) amount of sodium an officer or director of a cannabis business some nutritional facts Distributor Transport Only cannabis event organizer license Individual Owner Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act California Department of Public Health waste disposal emergency regulations sales of cannabis goods manufacturing cannabis products Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch at least 99% purity 2023 compliance no added caffeine exit packaging Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Heavy Metals Testing packaging and labeling final form Carbon Dioxide (CO2) alcoholic beverages manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) MCSB manufacturing 100 mg of THC per package Foreign Material Testing testing of cannabis goods Edibles– Products disposal manufacture cannabis products supply chain Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Financial information basic nutritional information licensing scheme Physical address chain of custody The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) CO2 and ethanol extractions Extractions using CO2 activity for a period of 120 days 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secured area Retailer (nonstorefront) Live Scans for each owner payable to the state of California identity of the product periods of 90 days extensions Arranging for laboratory testing procedures for inventory control licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Local Issuing Authority workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control cannabis cultivation licensing testing methods written procedures for inventory control Terpenoids Testing licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers sampling standards 2023 revisions manned motor vehicle equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Identifying information meat and seafood, and other products Fingerprints remove THC/CBD and more.

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

Last updated on November 26, 2023

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