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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 immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Arranging for laboratory testing license review process destruction of cannabis goods tobacco products regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Foreign Material Testing online licensing system shipping manifest Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) managing member 2022 laws packaging equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Extractions using CO2 contaminant free Licensee Lookup Tool sanitary and hazard-free environment annual license application manned motor vehicle loan provided to a commercial cannabis business secured area transport cannabis goods to retailer Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) government warning statement label Moisture Content Testing exception for testing laboratories onsite consumption of cannabis goods laboratory quality 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Application Form aggregate interest of 20% or more three cannabis licensing authorities CDPH-9041 medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together commercial cannabis manufacturers protocol ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products primary panel requirements licensed premises California Public Records Act topicals period of 120 days at least 20% ownership interest Carbon Dioxide (CO2) MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Retailer (Type 10) inventory and quality control onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing in California sanitary workplaces Licensee Information sampling standards medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity required limits M-license good manufacturing practices potentially-hazardous foods testing lab scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises secondary package sales of cannabis goods periods of 90 days extensions testing methods waste disposal M-licensees A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Temporary License Application Information operating premises Application Checklist persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business supplemental label designated structure infusion entry into the legal, regulated market Track and Trace Temporary License Application final form basic nutritional information The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) premises diagram hang tag or a peel-back label Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch testing of cannabis goods Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 opaque exit package A-license disposal and destruction methods Live Scans for each owner edibles packaging opaque licensing cannabis retailers state cannabis licensing medicinal and adult-use or both markets public Licensee Lookup Tool meat and seafood, and other products 2022 issues track and trace system Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL microbusinesses Operating Procedures medicinal commercial cannabis activity persons 21 years of age or older investment into a commercial cannabis business edible products The California Department of Public Health's Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates motor carrier permit adult-use commercial cannabis activity Financial Interest retailers nonlaboratory quality control mandated warning statements local jurisdiction identity of the product allergen information structure and formation documents Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) remove THC/CBD licensing cannabis distributors access to the area(s) Labor peace agreement local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations vape cartridges medicinal and adult-use markets amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Manufacturing (non-volatile) packaging and labeling requirements procedures for inventory control Category I Residual Pesticides Testing some nutritional facts delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods an officer or director of a cannabis business Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) alcoholic beverages extraction highly-concentrated oils or waxes Terpenoids Testing sugar hydrocarbon-based solvents Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) pre-made or purchased packaging and labeling payable to the state of California valid waiver Personnel Requirements A-licensees Retailer (nonstorefront) manufacturing cannabis products exit packaging MCSB recordkeeping local jurisdiction’s requirements disclosure of all criminal convictions Financial information 600 foot radius of a school evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises paper inserted into the packaging security and cannabis waste disposal operating procedures commercial kitchens chain of custody packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls health impacts of cannabis member manager California Department of Public Health (CDPH) product guidelines licensing scheme emergency regulations three state cannabis-licensing authorities 2022 recent news evidence of rehabilitation Butane/Hexane/Propane Owner 120 days supply chain manufacturing ingredient list Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) re-sealable Industrial Hemp Advisory Board product formulation loop system The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Business Organizational Proposed Section 40133 small product packaging inhalable cannabis Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) informational panel shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company volatile solvent Heavy Metals Testing conducting quality assurance review manufacturing activities Local Issuing Authority Distributor transport ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis event organizer license highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin quality control 2022 updates distributors commercial cannabis activity Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Transport vehicles alarm system cannabis market cannabis industries written procedures for inventory control Business Information financial interest holder LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS unique ID/batch number the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) amount of THC content Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control requiring refrigeration separate applications 2022 compliance licensed cannabis manufacturers Food-grade Butter/Oil limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving finished product Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Licensees Identifying information ownership premises is not within a Government shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Percentage of ownership transportation product as a candy prohibited capsules Vehicle Requirements comply with all packaging and labeling requirements cannabis cartoons Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing inventory compliance with local jurisdiction tamper-evident Cannabis Manufacturing tinctures Cannabinoids Testing local jurisdiction authorization cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) cannabis training amount of sodium security cannabis cultivation licensing Premises diagram 2022 revisions manufacturers who package for other producers transportation of cannabis goods licensing cannabis microbusinesses licensed physical location (premises) transportation and security CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing no infusion of alcohol MCSB’s temporary license application Cultivation less than 10,000 Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Temporary Cannabis Event regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis labels not be attractive list of artificial food colorings Individual Owner Distributor Transport 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In addition, UID Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Cultivation site Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Quality control operation Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Pre-roll alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) list of cannabis manufacturers Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Licensee Nursery Environmental pathogen Applicant Pest Manufacture Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Mixed-light Tier 1 Small Indoor Qualified individual Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Validation Microorganisms Net weight Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 infused pre-rolls Lot Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Sanitize Department Primary panel Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Specialty Cottage Outdoor Premises Process Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Watts per square foot Medium Indoor adulteration Quality Quality control personnel Nonvolatile solvent Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Extraction Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Track-and-trace systems Type 11 (Distributor) Verification gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Monitor Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Preventive controls Canopy Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Processing aid Allergen cross-contact Component Actual yield Proposition 65 warning statement Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Commercial cannabis activity Holding Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Allergen Package Kief MCSB 90-day extension periods Specialty Cottage Indoor Topical cannabis product Dried flower In-process material M-license Type P – for packaging and labeling only Adulterated CBD Indoor cultivation infused butters and oils as concentrates Request for Live Scan Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Informational panel Raw material Type P Packaging & Labeling Only track and trace system Labeling Quarantine Processing Manufacturer licensee Specialty Indoor cannabis concentrates Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Track and trace system THC Cannabis product Pathogen package flower or pre-rolls Finished product Processor Theoretical yield Small Outdoor Volatile solvent Harvest Batch Mixed-light Tier 2 Type N – for infusions Serving Batch Adult-use Market Bureau Hazard Infusion Outdoor cultivation Flowering Mature plant Product Identity Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Contact surface Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Limited-access area DPH-17-010E Specialty Outdoor THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Distribution Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Wet weight Cultivation Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 10 (Retailer) CBD from industrial hemp Edible cannabis product 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) Immature plant Mixed-light cultivation Adequate Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 products similar to traditional food products prohibited Ingredient Medium Outdoor Universal symbol cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Personnel Unique identifier and more.


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