California
Cannabis Law Compliance
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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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


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