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Resources for Cannabis Business License Compliance in California

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 Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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

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