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CALIFORNIA CANNABIS
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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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


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