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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


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

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


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