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

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


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