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

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

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