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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 emergency regulations designated structure MCSB’s temporary license application Cultivation less than 10,000 Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates commercial cannabis manufacturing identity of the product Personnel Requirements cannabis cartoons retailers Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) carbohydrates and fat per serving concentrate Food-grade Butter/Oil Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Business Organizational 2020 revisions health impacts of cannabis Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) chain of custody 2020 regulations supplemental label capsules Premises diagram consumption of alcohol or tobacco commercial cannabis activity Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) local jurisdiction’s requirements sanitary and hazard-free environment Category I Residual Pesticides Testing written procedures for inventory control re-sealable commercial cannabis manufacturing activity commercial cannabis products Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) compliance with regulations loop system certified by a California-licensed engineer CDPH-9041 delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods opaque exit package testing of cannabis goods local jurisdiction regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California 2020 updates nonlaboratory quality control licensed premises government warning statement label 2020 issues some nutritional facts child-resistant packaging The California Department of Public Health's adult-use commercial cannabis activity Licensees Local Authorization Microbusiness Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 informational panel 600-foot radius of a school entry into the legal, regulated market Licensee Lookup Tool onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods investment into a commercial cannabis business Distributor transport activity for a period of 120 days medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together no added caffeine shipping manifest Terpenoids Testing contaminants Bond in the amount of $5,000 final form aggregate interest of 20% or more product as a candy prohibited diagram of the business’s layout medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Track and Trace medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing list of artificial food colorings testing laboratories sales of cannabis goods secondary packaging operating premises ingredient list Bond and Insurance Information Live Scans for each owner 2020 proposed changes regulatory framework onsite consumption of cannabis goods Physical address licensed cannabis manufacturers dried flower at least 99% purity infusion highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Local Authorization Attachment security Carbon Dioxide (CO2) licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Temporary License Application Operating Procedures evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Ethanol cannabis sales and/or consumption periods of 90 days extensions Labor peace agreement 2020 compliance local jurisdiction authorization track and trace system period of 120 days cannabis waste waste disposal amount of sodium shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company 100 mg of THC per package at least 20% ownership interest Edibles– Products manufacturing packaging and labeling packaging Percentage of ownership tamper-evident allergen information Premises Information Arranging for laboratory testing Distributor Transport Only exit packaging Individual Owner Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing manufacturing practices licensed cannabis distributors Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control inhalable cannabis destruction of cannabis goods regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis testing methods public Licensee Lookup Tool Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) recordkeeping manufacturer's name CO2 and ethanol extractions The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2020 fines THC levels ownership premises is not within a Government volatile solvent Form # CDPH-9041 Licensee Information manufacturing activities health claims supply chain microbusinesses Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Application Checklist California Department of Public Health (CDPH) extraction security and cannabis waste disposal Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch temporary license secondary package member manager primary panel requirements 2020 recent news Local Issuing Authority payable to the state of California surety bond limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving quality control shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL A-license and an M-license cultivation the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Financial information Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Retailer (Type 10) child-resistant outer package 2020 important information Moisture Content Testing no infusion of alcohol transport cannabis goods to retailer motor carrier permit convicted of a substantially related crime product guidelines Identifying information cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) inventory and quality control cannabis training 2020 resolutions 2020 problems edibles packaging opaque tinctures Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act inventory three cannabis licensing authorities conditional license sugar Manufacturing (non-volatile) Temporary event up to 4 days medicinal and adult-use or both markets A-license sanitary workplaces Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Criminal History Seller’s permit number manufacturers who package for other producers loan provided to a commercial cannabis business evidence of rehabilitation edible products licensing cannabis microbusinesses no infusion of nicotine Transport vehicles alarm system Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles highly-concentrated oils or waxes public health and safety licensing scheme operating procedures purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands compliance with local jurisdiction 120 days transportation of cannabis goods Industrial Hemp Advisory Board persons 21 years of age or older state cannabis licensing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch manufacture cannabis products disposal Premises Diagram ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS good manufacturing practices commercial cannabis manufacturing in California separate applications limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package annual license application Type S share facility space 600 foot radius of a school Water/Food-grade Dry Ice exception for testing laboratories online licensing system MCSB pre-made or purchased conducting quality assurance review hydrocarbon-based solvents access to the area(s) medicinal commercial cannabis activity structure and formation documents M-licensees an officer or director of a cannabis business shared-use manufacturing facilities Fingerprints sampling standards product formulation immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery cannabis plants licensing cannabis distributors BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL transporting cannabis goods potentially-hazardous foods licensing cannabis retailers laboratory quality assurance must enter certain events cannabis adult-use products Category II Residual Pesticides Testing California Public Records Act Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) packaging and labeling requirements packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Proposition 65 licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers transportation Temporary License Application Information finished product extracts cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Owner financial interest holder licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Business Information mandated warning statements 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Mechanical Foreign Material Testing labels not be attractive meat and seafood, and other products paper inserted into the packaging cannabis market transportation and security premises diagram medicinal and adult-use markets minimum standards for extraction processes disposal and destruction methods Financial Interest Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) licensed physical location (premises) California Department of Public Health A-licensees 2020 new laws scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises hang tag or a peel-back label manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) labeling secured area license review process waste management laws alcoholic beverages supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products cannabis industries small product packaging definition of owner basic nutritional information requiring refrigeration procedures for inventory control storage of cannabis goods disclosure of all criminal convictions vape cartridges testing lab Butane/Hexane/Propane cannabis cultivation licensing 2020 laws A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Heavy Metals Testing Local Jurisdictions Cannabis Manufacturing Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) distributors Extractions using CO2 Temporary Cannabis Event stickers Completed Temporary License Application Form manufacturing cannabis products cannabis event organizer license amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package commercial kitchens unique ID/batch number ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation tobacco products protocol Proposed Section 40133 licensed cannabis cultivators Vehicle Requirements commercial cannabis manufacturers CDPH-issued universal symbol contaminant free Retailer (nonstorefront) three state cannabis-licensing authorities MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH M-license valid waiver manned motor vehicle local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations CDTFA seller’s permit Cannabinoids Testing Transition Period topicals property for the commercial cannabis activity CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing equity interest in a commercial cannabis business amount of THC content remove THC/CBD LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control managing member required limits Mycotoxins Testing comply with all packaging and labeling requirements and more.

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


Last updated on August 9, 2020



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