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

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


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