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CALIFORNIA CANNABIS
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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding commercial cannabis manufacturing in California licensing scheme Bond and Insurance Information Temporary event up to 4 days Premises diagram medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing child-resistant outer package Licensee Information onsite consumption of cannabis goods testing methods edible products conditional license potentially-hazardous foods secondary packaging Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Criminal History waste management laws testing of cannabis goods quality control period of 120 days nonlaboratory quality control meat and seafood, and other products 2019 new laws Premises Diagram annual license application the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) commercial cannabis manufacturing local jurisdiction’s requirements Financial Interest THC levels The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2019 recent news Cultivation less than 10,000 supplemental label microbusinesses MCSB list of artificial food colorings medicinal and adult-use or both markets regulatory framework 100 mg of THC per package Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles transport cannabis goods to retailer commercial cannabis products periods of 90 days extensions requiring refrigeration 2019 revisions final form distributors Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Local Authorization temporary license medicinal and adult-use markets Cannabinoids Testing 2019 issues valid waiver licensed cannabis cultivators packaging and labeling ingredient list sampling standards at least 99% purity informational panel medicinal commercial cannabis activity Completed Temporary License Application Form Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Seller’s permit number opaque exit package product guidelines Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California three state cannabis-licensing authorities BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company packaging and labeling requirements manufacturing practices cannabis sales and/or consumption cannabis market inventory retailers disposal certified by a California-licensed engineer CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL transportation Type S share facility space good manufacturing practices Moisture Content Testing security health impacts of cannabis testing laboratories Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2019 problems topicals surety bond MCSB’s temporary license application cannabis cartoons product as a candy prohibited Retailer (nonstorefront) infusion Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Physical address cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) A-license and an M-license commercial cannabis manufacturers CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Extractions using CO2 Licensees M-licensees A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) secondary package loop system cannabis training extraction Industrial Hemp Advisory Board protocol MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Business Organizational commercial cannabis activity finished product cannabis waste comply with all packaging and labeling requirements operating procedures tobacco products minimum standards for extraction processes licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories cannabis event organizer license investment into a commercial cannabis business labels not be attractive Category I Residual Pesticides Testing mandated warning statements chain of custody manufacturing Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 600 foot radius of a school scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises stickers 2019 important information ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation manufacturing cannabis products limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package sugar cultivation Mechanical limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving dried flower transportation and security designated structure recordkeeping inventory and quality control convicted of a substantially related crime inhalable cannabis re-sealable Water/Food-grade Dry Ice small product packaging primary panel requirements Financial information licensed cannabis distributors California Department of Public Health (CDPH) cannabis industries Transport vehicles alarm system alcoholic beverages Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods compliance with local jurisdiction Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Temporary License Application three cannabis licensing authorities 2019 resolutions member manager loan provided to a commercial cannabis business 600-foot radius of a school shipping manifest Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Terpenoids Testing The California Department of Public Health's access to the area(s) Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 entry into the legal, regulated market Individual Owner evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises health claims cannabis adult-use products M-license persons 21 years of age or older hydrocarbon-based solvents Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) manufacture cannabis products evidence of rehabilitation manufacturer's name transportation of cannabis goods manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Application Checklist manufacturers who package for other producers tamper-evident Local Issuing Authority Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 CDPH-9041 allergen information contaminant free transporting cannabis goods consumption of alcohol or tobacco Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Operating Procedures government warning statement label purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market cannabis plants identity of the product sanitary workplaces Proposed Section 40133 onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods laboratory quality assurance required limits concentrate license review process exception for testing laboratories Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) cannabis cultivation licensing regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis amount of sodium local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises waste disposal Form # CDPH-9041 immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery product formulation Track and Trace capsules testing lab Food-grade Butter/Oil licensing cannabis microbusinesses Proposition 65 2019 laws operating premises ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS must enter certain events state cannabis licensing Local Authorization Attachment disclosure of all criminal convictions highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin paper inserted into the packaging Distributor transport tinctures medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together definition of owner payable to the state of California adult-use commercial cannabis activity activity for a period of 120 days Foreign Material Testing online licensing system security and cannabis waste disposal Distributor Transport Only track and trace system supply chain CDTFA seller’s permit California Public Records Act Microbusiness Personnel Requirements Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2019 fines Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 written procedures for inventory control motor carrier permit Edibles– Products highly-concentrated oils or waxes no infusion of nicotine supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit hang tag or a peel-back label sanitary and hazard-free environment Temporary License Application Information Live Scans for each owner delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods A-license Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Arranging for laboratory testing procedures for inventory control licensed premises no infusion of alcohol amount of THC content separate applications packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) contaminants Premises Information an officer or director of a cannabis business Business Information labeling Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division 2019 regulations Mycotoxins Testing secured area Temporary Cannabis Event emergency regulations Bond in the amount of $5,000 shared-use manufacturing facilities Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Identifying information persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business vape cartridges Percentage of ownership destruction of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity licensed cannabis manufacturers Labor peace agreement aggregate interest of 20% or more licensing cannabis retailers ownership premises is not within a Government CO2 and ethanol extractions Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale some nutritional facts financial interest holder Cannabis Manufacturing A-licensees unique ID/batch number no added caffeine commercial kitchens remove THC/CBD Retailer (Type 10) California Department of Public Health exit packaging Manufacturing (non-volatile) 120 days volatile solvent public Licensee Lookup Tool premises diagram structure and formation documents edibles packaging opaque pre-made or purchased Transition Period CDPH-issued universal symbol Licensee Lookup Tool amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package storage of cannabis goods diagram of the business’s layout commercial cannabis manufacturing activity licensing cannabis distributors local jurisdiction authorization 2019 compliance compliance with 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In addition, Specialty Outdoor products similar to traditional food products prohibited Bureau Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Quality control personnel Topical cannabis product Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type N – for infusions Cultivation cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Quality Nonvolatile solvent Specialty Cottage Outdoor Volatile solvent CBD Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Validation Nonmanufactured cannabis product Kief Monitor THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package 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) Adulterated MCSB 90-day extension periods list of cannabis manufacturers Specialty Cottage Indoor Cannabis product Microorganisms Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Pathogen Dried flower Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Limited-access area Watts per square foot UID Premises Request for Live Scan Commercial cannabis activity Applicant Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Net weight Theoretical yield Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Flowering Batch Unique identifier In-process material Type 11 (Distributor) Labeling Adequate Small Indoor Qualified individual Pest Contact surface Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 CBD from industrial hemp Small Outdoor Adult-use Market Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Processing aid Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 cannabis concentrates Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Environmental pathogen Cultivation site Proposition 65 warning statement Manufacturer licensee Outdoor cultivation Track and trace system Track-and-trace systems Type 10 (Retailer) Indoor cultivation Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Product Identity Quarantine Holding Processor Allergen Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Infusion Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 package flower or pre-rolls Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Wet weight Raw material track and trace system Primary panel Harvest Batch gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Distribution Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Mature plant Universal symbol Sanitize Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Serving Licensee M-license Nursery Medium Outdoor Informational panel Manufacture Preventive controls Quality control operation Finished product Department Type 12 (Microbusiness) Pre-roll infused butters and oils as concentrates adulteration Type P – for packaging and labeling only alternate use of a manufacturing premises Canopy Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) THC Specialty Indoor Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Actual yield Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Edible cannabis product Process Allergen cross-contact Package Mixed-light cultivation Personnel Immature plant Lot Component Medium Indoor Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) infused pre-rolls Hazard Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) DPH-17-010E Processing Ingredient Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Extraction Verification and more.


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