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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 cannabis market MCSB’s temporary license application workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods CDTFA seller’s permit Business Organizational convicted of a substantially related crime Cultivation less than 10,000 Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) amount of THC content equity interest in a commercial cannabis business 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market labels not be attractive licensed cannabis distributors local jurisdiction’s requirements health claims licensed physical location (premises) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing meat and seafood, and other products track and trace system CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Temporary License Application cannabis plants Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates shared-use manufacturing facilities disposal Identifying information Percentage of ownership shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit minimum standards for extraction processes Financial information Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Distributor transport 2018 recent news evidence of rehabilitation medicinal commercial cannabis activity conditional license transportation packaging and labeling requirements persons 21 years of age or older opaque exit package an officer or director of a cannabis business laboratory quality assurance immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery testing lab Temporary event up to 4 days unique ID/batch number cultivation supplemental label Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Manufacturing (non-volatile) no infusion of nicotine managing member packaging valid waiver 2018 proposed changes basic nutritional information Cannabinoids Testing Premises Diagram licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers periods of 90 days extensions period of 120 days Butane/Hexane/Propane list of artificial food colorings volatile solvent tinctures Track and Trace member manager government warning statement label Seller’s permit number Extractions using CO2 Form # CDPH-9041 stickers aggregate interest of 20% or more inventory and quality control Live Scans for each owner microbusinesses ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS storage of cannabis goods 600-foot radius of a school inventory Edibles– Products annual license application contaminant free testing methods edibles packaging opaque commercial cannabis manufacturers The California Department of Public Health's licensing cannabis distributors payable to the state of California Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Transport vehicles alarm system sampling standards 2018 resolutions temporary license operating procedures Proposition 65 licensed cannabis cultivators Carbon Dioxide (CO2) secured area Local Jurisdictions Physical address adult-use commercial cannabis activity secondary packaging Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch infusion manufacture cannabis products commercial cannabis products compliance with local jurisdiction Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) cannabis waste Local Authorization Attachment CO2 and ethanol extractions retailers vape cartridges state cannabis licensing concentrate three state cannabis-licensing authorities cannabis cartoons Premises Information medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Bond in the amount of $5,000 shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Retailer (Type 10) purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands local jurisdiction chain of custody licensing cannabis microbusinesses Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Distributor Transport Only requiring refrigeration Personnel Requirements identity of the product must enter certain events commercial cannabis manufacturing activity 2018 regulations Arranging for laboratory testing Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Heavy Metals Testing public health and safety medicinal and adult-use or both markets shipping manifest loop system alcoholic beverages topicals extracts surety bond Local Authorization final form Licensee Lookup Tool 2018 new laws operating premises cannabis training some nutritional facts waste management laws inhalable cannabis 120 days amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package cannabis event organizer license licensing cannabis retailers manufacturers who package for other producers Application Checklist transporting cannabis goods sugar licensed cannabis manufacturers California Public Records Act dried flower commercial kitchens Transition Period cannabis sales and/or consumption no added caffeine medicinal and adult-use markets licensed premises Foreign Material Testing product as a candy prohibited licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories at least 20% ownership interest cannabis cultivation licensing secondary package Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division M-license no infusion of alcohol child-resistant packaging definition of owner extraction manufacturing cannabis products structure and formation documents Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 manufacturing ingredient list mandated warning statements labeling certified by a California-licensed engineer ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation tamper-evident Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Business Information commercial cannabis activity The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) security and cannabis waste disposal scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2018 issues A-licensees emergency regulations Completed Temporary License Application Form Individual Owner Operating Procedures regulatory framework CDPH-issued universal symbol remove THC/CBD Ethanol capsules packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Mechanical California Department of Public Health (CDPH) informational panel the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) carbohydrates and fat per serving destruction of cannabis goods hydrocarbon-based solvents conducting quality assurance review Vehicle Requirements 2018 compliance potentially-hazardous foods Bond and Insurance Information commercial cannabis manufacturing in California three cannabis licensing authorities packaging and labeling Terpenoids Testing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 2018 revisions local jurisdiction authorization Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) access to the area(s) Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) financial interest holder Fingerprints Licensee Information primary panel requirements comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Category I Residual Pesticides Testing sales of cannabis goods diagram of the business’s layout premises diagram procedures for inventory control at least 99% purity contaminants Mycotoxins Testing transportation and security Temporary License Application Information tobacco products recordkeeping manufacturer's name entry into the legal, regulated market compliance with regulations medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2018 important information 2018 problems nonlaboratory quality control transportation of cannabis goods finished product Labor peace agreement Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act A-license manned motor vehicle Proposed Section 40133 testing of cannabis goods disposal and destruction methods supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products quality control Cannabis Manufacturing M-licensees separate applications pre-made or purchased local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations 2018 laws license review process good manufacturing practices THC levels medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis MCSB supply chain Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Financial Interest Premises diagram Temporary Cannabis Event Owner edible products disclosure of all criminal convictions health impacts of cannabis waste disposal Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises cannabis industries written procedures for inventory control delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) online licensing system designated structure investment into a commercial cannabis business Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) distributors cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Food-grade Butter/Oil security Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles 2018 fines 2018 updates property for the commercial cannabis activity LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale cannabis adult-use products The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) sanitary workplaces BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL California Department of Public Health manufacturing activities transport cannabis goods to retailer Moisture Content Testing commercial cannabis manufacturing A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity product guidelines Retailer (nonstorefront) activity for a period of 120 days ownership premises is not within a Government manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Criminal History consumption of alcohol or tobacco exception for testing laboratories Type S share facility space product formulation Licensees Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Local Issuing Authority protocol 100 mg of THC per package sanitary and hazard-free environment highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin licensing scheme limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving A-license and an M-license onsite consumption of cannabis goods Microbusiness testing laboratories regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California public Licensee Lookup Tool Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business highly-concentrated oils or waxes amount of sodium evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises paper inserted into the packaging required limits allergen information limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package manufacturing practices 600 foot radius of a school hang tag or a peel-back label Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch CDPH-9041 re-sealable motor carrier permit child-resistant outer package small product packaging exit packaging and more.

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


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