California
Cannabis Law Compliance
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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 sanitary and hazard-free environment ownership premises is not within a Government state cannabis licensing product as a candy prohibited purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) designated structure transportation of cannabis goods licensing cannabis retailers contaminants M-license requiring refrigeration diagram of the business’s layout delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods evidence of rehabilitation Completed Temporary License Application Form licensed cannabis cultivators CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL activity for a period of 120 days Criminal History transport cannabis goods to retailer supply chain Moisture Content Testing testing laboratories Owner entry into the legal, regulated market Business Information 600 foot radius of a school the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) quality control Carbon Dioxide (CO2) license review process local jurisdiction authorization waste management laws 2019 important information concentrate Extractions using CO2 100 mg of THC per package Category II Residual Pesticides Testing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Identifying information Terpenoids Testing Financial information secondary package Local Authorization secondary packaging licensing cannabis microbusinesses 2019 problems loop system ingredient list licensing scheme operating procedures Butane/Hexane/Propane chain of custody disposal and destruction methods Local Authorization Attachment minimum standards for extraction processes manufacturer's name no infusion of alcohol informational panel Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Licensee Information annual license application commercial cannabis manufacturing basic nutritional information tamper-evident required limits certified by a California-licensed engineer labels not be attractive Premises Diagram sales of cannabis goods extracts Proposition 65 packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Labor peace agreement testing lab edibles packaging opaque manufacture cannabis products ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation transportation and security temporary license The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) inhalable cannabis sanitary workplaces highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin nonlaboratory quality control 600-foot radius of a school health claims persons 21 years of age or older no infusion of nicotine manufacturing activities Local Jurisdictions supplemental label opaque exit package CO2 and ethanol extractions mandated warning statements Type S share facility space Bond in the amount of $5,000 compliance with local jurisdiction 2019 resolutions disclosure of all criminal convictions medicinal and adult-use or both markets Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) 2019 regulations 120 days MCSB regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis finished product shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Temporary License Application Information must enter certain events Application Checklist local jurisdiction Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 manufacturers who package for other producers operating premises onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use markets workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control MCSB’s temporary license application alcoholic beverages inventory loan provided to a commercial cannabis business exit packaging Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Cannabis Manufacturing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Retailer (Type 10) emergency regulations cannabis industries 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Live Scans for each owner three cannabis licensing authorities Bond and Insurance Information access to the area(s) cannabis sales and/or consumption Track and Trace vape cartridges list of artificial food colorings payable to the state of California Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch onsite consumption of cannabis goods child-resistant outer package microbusinesses aggregate interest of 20% or more cannabis cultivation licensing surety bond structure and formation documents Operating Procedures volatile solvent LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Temporary License Application licensing cannabis distributors CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing cultivation amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package conducting quality assurance review small product packaging transporting cannabis goods testing methods 2019 fines Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) identity of the product paper inserted into the packaging regulatory framework 2019 recent news commercial cannabis products an officer or director of a cannabis business Mechanical Proposed Section 40133 manned motor vehicle managing member licensed physical location (premises) hydrocarbon-based solvents exception for testing laboratories infusion 2019 proposed changes packaging and labeling limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package secured area Distributor transport shared-use manufacturing facilities California Public Records Act cannabis market 2019 updates BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL public Licensee Lookup Tool Arranging for laboratory testing cannabis training commercial cannabis manufacturing activity consumption of alcohol or tobacco procedures for inventory control MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH packaging and labeling requirements valid waiver Individual Owner Temporary event up to 4 days carbohydrates and fat per serving Personnel Requirements A-license and an M-license A-licensees Foreign Material Testing protocol shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories written procedures for inventory control destruction of cannabis goods Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles testing of cannabis goods licensed cannabis distributors Mycotoxins Testing some nutritional facts Water/Food-grade Dry Ice disposal waste disposal medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Heavy Metals Testing local jurisdiction’s requirements compliance with regulations conditional license A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity storage of cannabis goods Vehicle Requirements Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing distributors Form # CDPH-9041 recordkeeping Financial Interest commercial kitchens Transport vehicles alarm system cannabis event organizer license investment into a commercial cannabis business Licensees inventory and quality control commercial cannabis manufacturers government warning statement label Ethanol Physical address Seller’s permit number hang tag or a peel-back label online licensing system highly-concentrated oils or waxes M-licensees good manufacturing practices The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) cannabis cartoons definition of owner Retailer (nonstorefront) final form cannabis plants periods of 90 days extensions comply with all packaging and labeling requirements three state cannabis-licensing authorities product guidelines track and trace system unique ID/batch number primary panel requirements cannabis adult-use products Temporary Cannabis Event medicinal commercial cannabis activity licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers CDTFA seller’s permit 2019 laws premises diagram Business Organizational Premises Information capsules health impacts of cannabis 2019 new laws tobacco products shipping manifest Cannabinoids Testing immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery California Department of Public Health manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products contaminant free motor carrier permit Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch transportation Edibles– Products sampling standards laboratory quality assurance Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act stickers The California Department of Public Health's Local Issuing Authority period of 120 days no added caffeine Microbusiness security amount of sodium packaging ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Distributor Transport Only Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing child-resistant packaging pre-made or purchased supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products separate applications Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 property for the commercial cannabis activity 2019 compliance financial interest holder Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Food-grade Butter/Oil manufacturing practices topicals at least 99% purity extraction Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division sugar Cultivation less than 10,000 2019 issues security and cannabis waste disposal manufacturing cannabis products Transition Period Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) convicted of a substantially related crime cannabis waste meat and seafood, and other products Premises diagram cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Fingerprints commercial cannabis activity California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Category I Residual Pesticides Testing tinctures licensed cannabis manufacturers Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control CDPH-9041 retailers Manufacturing (non-volatile) labeling potentially-hazardous foods dried flower THC levels amount of THC content commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Licensee Lookup Tool edible products re-sealable product formulation scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations 2019 revisions A-license persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Percentage of ownership manufacturing CDPH-issued universal symbol member manager cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together allergen information licensed premises remove THC/CBD adult-use commercial cannabis activity licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises public health and safety at least 20% ownership interest and more.

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


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