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

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


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