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

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


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