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

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


Last updated on August 9, 2020



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