California Cannabis Compliance
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Cannabis Business License Compliance in California



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

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


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