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CALIFORNIA CANNABIS
Licensing & Compliance Guide










California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding distributors The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package surety bond M-licensees shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company inhalable cannabis packaging small product packaging licensing cannabis microbusinesses Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division three cannabis licensing authorities transportation convicted of a substantially related crime CDTFA seller’s permit potentially-hazardous foods 2021 resolutions valid waiver Business Information cannabis event organizer license local jurisdiction exception for testing laboratories adult-use commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control member manager 2021 revisions Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Individual Owner labels not be attractive procedures for inventory control definition of owner Category I Residual Pesticides Testing 600-foot radius of a school medicinal and adult-use or both markets 2021 issues alcoholic beverages Cannabis Manufacturing testing laboratories Heavy Metals Testing vape cartridges Industrial Hemp Advisory Board cannabis plants requiring refrigeration loop system operating premises quality control state cannabis licensing Licensee Lookup Tool premises diagram hydrocarbon-based solvents emergency regulations Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Premises Information Food-grade Butter/Oil extraction identity of the product Temporary License Application Information supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products inventory Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together supply chain capsules Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS waste disposal license review process security and cannabis waste disposal final form annual license application topicals edible products 600 foot radius of a school MCSB licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Extractions using CO2 commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Microbusiness Identifying information scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers re-sealable Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control licensed cannabis manufacturers 2021 updates cannabis waste testing methods protocol Local Authorization licensing scheme manufacture cannabis products conducting quality assurance review immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery licensed cannabis distributors Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch child-resistant packaging The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) structure and formation documents Seller’s permit number cannabis training stickers Physical address Local Authorization Attachment Manufacturing (non-volatile) chain of custody government warning statement label onsite consumption of cannabis goods health impacts of cannabis tamper-evident sugar Application Checklist evidence of rehabilitation Retailer (Type 10) Butane/Hexane/Propane Bond in the amount of $5,000 Water/Food-grade Dry Ice supplemental label ownership premises is not within a Government Owner persons 21 years of age or older manufacturing practices highly-concentrated oils or waxes Temporary License Application Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) minimum standards for extraction processes onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Distributor Transport Only investment into a commercial cannabis business 100 mg of THC per package Mycotoxins Testing inventory and quality control licensing cannabis distributors activity for a period of 120 days microbusinesses cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 120 days 2021 important information Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act edibles packaging opaque paper inserted into the packaging cannabis sales and/or consumption manufacturers who package for other producers limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Financial information public Licensee Lookup Tool A-licensees payable to the state of California cannabis cultivation licensing commercial cannabis activity Category II Residual Pesticides Testing informational panel MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH retailers testing of cannabis goods Retailer (nonstorefront) destruction of cannabis goods shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit comply with all packaging and labeling requirements allergen information Foreign Material Testing 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Fingerprints track and trace system transporting cannabis goods compliance with regulations Local Issuing Authority delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods financial interest holder transportation and security concentrate manufacturing activities conditional license commercial cannabis manufacturing 2021 new laws manufacturer's name licensed premises pre-made or purchased hang tag or a peel-back label Local Jurisdictions purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands temporary license Proposed Section 40133 commercial cannabis products Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) opaque exit package ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Business Organizational BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL managing member persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business cannabis industries The California Department of Public Health's licensing cannabis retailers amount of sodium medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cannabis adult-use products manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) recordkeeping cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale no added caffeine CDPH-9041 Track and Trace product guidelines Operating Procedures Edibles– Products Arranging for laboratory testing 2021 regulations packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls health claims manufacturing cannabis products nonlaboratory quality control contaminant free sanitary workplaces tobacco products licensed cannabis cultivators online licensing system child-resistant outer package Licensees no infusion of nicotine access to the area(s) Cannabinoids Testing meat and seafood, and other products secured area California Public Records Act M-license designated structure list of artificial food colorings sales of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use markets 2021 problems laboratory quality assurance sampling standards Premises Diagram an officer or director of a cannabis business certified by a California-licensed engineer Vehicle Requirements no infusion of alcohol 2021 laws unique ID/batch number infusion some nutritional facts volatile solvent licensed physical location (premises) the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Labor peace agreement shipping manifest amount of THC content CO2 and ethanol extractions disposal and destruction methods Cultivation less than 10,000 A-license and an M-license Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods period of 120 days remove THC/CBD Transport vehicles alarm system cannabis cartoons operating procedures dried flower Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Distributor transport THC levels regulatory framework Completed Temporary License Application Form commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 product as a candy prohibited A-license testing lab Licensee Information local jurisdiction authorization basic nutritional information property for the commercial cannabis activity Terpenoids Testing Transition Period separate applications secondary package local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) three state cannabis-licensing authorities waste management laws Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) periods of 90 days extensions Criminal History Percentage of ownership entry into the legal, regulated market Mechanical Financial Interest labeling extracts cannabis market shared-use manufacturing facilities 2021 recent news public health and safety Form # CDPH-9041 Bond and Insurance Information amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package finished product compliance with local jurisdiction contaminants highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Moisture Content Testing licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises sanitary and hazard-free environment Personnel Requirements local jurisdiction’s requirements CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) 2021 proposed changes transport cannabis goods to retailer exit packaging MCSB’s temporary license application Live Scans for each owner Premises diagram Ethanol manufacturing disposal packaging and labeling requirements aggregate interest of 20% or more Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) manned motor vehicle equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Proposition 65 product formulation secondary packaging transportation of cannabis goods tinctures consumption of alcohol or tobacco cultivation 2021 compliance security California Department of Public Health (CDPH) good manufacturing practices ingredient list diagram of the business’s layout Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 carbohydrates and fat per serving at least 99% purity 2021 fines Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles storage of cannabis goods disclosure of all criminal convictions ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation commercial kitchens mandated warning statements California Department of Public Health motor carrier permit written procedures for inventory control Temporary Cannabis Event evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Type S share facility space at least 20% ownership interest must enter certain events Temporary event up to 4 days commercial cannabis manufacturers CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing CDPH-issued universal symbol medicinal commercial cannabis activity required limits Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates primary panel requirements and more.

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


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