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 three state cannabis-licensing authorities Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Premises Diagram separate applications Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) packaging and labeling requirements at least 99% purity licensing scheme Business Information licensed physical location (premises) carbohydrates and fat per serving licensing cannabis distributors inhalable cannabis Mechanical compliance with local jurisdiction Distributor Transport Only state cannabis licensing license review process diagram of the business’s layout extraction regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis premises diagram distributors California Department of Public Health (CDPH) government warning statement label Seller’s permit number Heavy Metals Testing re-sealable Individual Owner operating premises destruction of cannabis goods three cannabis licensing authorities tobacco products regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California stickers equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Cannabis Manufacturing loop system Moisture Content Testing recordkeeping inventory and quality control Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Transition Period commercial cannabis products quality control motor carrier permit tinctures compliance with regulations annual license application local jurisdiction authorization exit packaging 2020 revisions Completed Temporary License Application Form Transport vehicles alarm system 120 days licensing cannabis retailers Track and Trace cannabis event organizer license operating procedures minimum standards for extraction processes entry into the legal, regulated market manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) extracts Water/Food-grade Dry Ice highly-concentrated oils or waxes Retailer (nonstorefront) MCSB packaging A-licensees transportation and security CDTFA seller’s permit laboratory quality assurance child-resistant outer package some nutritional facts Bond and Insurance Information manufacturing activities list of artificial food colorings Local Authorization must enter certain events 2020 regulations Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Mycotoxins Testing A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity cannabis cultivation licensing persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business aggregate interest of 20% or more product as a candy prohibited Ethanol cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) valid waiver vape cartridges cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale 600 foot radius of a school health claims tamper-evident regulatory framework Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing public Licensee Lookup Tool Vehicle Requirements definition of owner hydrocarbon-based solvents The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) nonlaboratory quality control health impacts of cannabis hang tag or a peel-back label Personnel Requirements Application Checklist Type S share facility space Temporary event up to 4 days Arranging for laboratory testing Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) manned motor vehicle amount of THC content Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division labeling medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Temporary License Application 2020 compliance packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls 2020 updates ingredient list supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products infusion designated structure Industrial Hemp Advisory Board managing member Form # CDPH-9041 Cannabinoids Testing labels not be attractive adult-use commercial cannabis activity CDPH-issued universal symbol manufacturing cannabis products shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit commercial kitchens consumption of alcohol or tobacco supplemental label product guidelines Manufacturing (non-volatile) Distributor transport pre-made or purchased period of 120 days cannabis training Financial information concentrate storage of cannabis goods Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis adult-use products cultivation Cultivation less than 10,000 emergency regulations cannabis market The California Department of Public Health's 2020 problems highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin supply chain CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing retailers transporting cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity A-license waste management laws Category II Residual Pesticides Testing shared-use manufacturing facilities commercial cannabis manufacturing activity CDPH-9041 Owner A-license and an M-license manufacturing The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) edible products activity for a period of 120 days amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package conditional license mandated warning statements Premises Information cannabis plants Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2020 proposed changes cannabis waste contaminants Category I Residual Pesticides Testing evidence of rehabilitation capsules scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises M-licensees LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS packaging and labeling medicinal commercial cannabis activity temporary license Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Licensee Information Operating Procedures written procedures for inventory control Live Scans for each owner identity of the product CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL commercial cannabis manufacturing volatile solvent commercial cannabis activity THC levels licensing cannabis microbusinesses transportation child-resistant packaging 2020 resolutions Terpenoids Testing Microbusiness persons 21 years of age or older MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 inventory BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Premises diagram licensed cannabis cultivators public health and safety requiring refrigeration waste disposal disposal and destruction methods Local Jurisdictions limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving small product packaging 100 mg of THC per package conducting quality assurance review Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) transportation of cannabis goods alcoholic beverages commercial cannabis manufacturing in California 2020 issues Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Criminal History 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market good manufacturing practices Financial Interest required limits transport cannabis goods to retailer CO2 and ethanol extractions no infusion of alcohol licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Licensees Edibles– Products delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods shipping manifest shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company sugar cannabis industries microbusinesses chain of custody 2020 laws remove THC/CBD testing lab licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers M-license Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act testing laboratories structure and formation documents final form onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods disclosure of all criminal convictions at least 20% ownership interest online licensing system ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Temporary License Application Information licensed cannabis manufacturers member manager surety bond manufacturer's name allergen information local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations convicted of a substantially related crime exception for testing laboratories Identifying information edibles packaging opaque loan provided to a commercial cannabis business manufacturing practices meat and seafood, and other products protocol sanitary and hazard-free environment Physical address 2020 important information finished product Foreign Material Testing Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates 600-foot radius of a school Labor peace agreement investment into a commercial cannabis business cannabis cartoons security property for the commercial cannabis activity periods of 90 days extensions Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Food-grade Butter/Oil 2020 recent news medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing track and trace system commercial cannabis manufacturers sales of cannabis goods Local Authorization Attachment sanitary workplaces amount of sodium payable to the state of California secondary package evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Retailer (Type 10) certified by a California-licensed engineer Business Organizational dried flower ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Carbon Dioxide (CO2) product formulation financial interest holder Percentage of ownership testing of cannabis goods opaque exit package licensed cannabis distributors procedures for inventory control primary panel requirements topicals paper inserted into the packaging medicinal and adult-use markets unique ID/batch number no added caffeine Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Bond in the amount of $5,000 purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch onsite consumption of cannabis goods workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control basic nutritional information ownership premises is not within a Government Temporary Cannabis Event testing methods contaminant free secondary packaging California Public Records Act licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing comply with all packaging and labeling requirements licensed premises limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package access to the area(s) Butane/Hexane/Propane Fingerprints Proposed Section 40133 MCSB’s temporary license application 2020 fines Proposition 65 local jurisdiction’s requirements 2020 new laws Extractions using CO2 manufacturers who package for other producers sampling standards Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) security and cannabis waste disposal the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) potentially-hazardous foods no infusion of nicotine California Department of Public Health Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch manufacture cannabis products cannabis sales and/or consumption secured area local jurisdiction an officer or director of a cannabis business disposal Local Issuing Authority informational panel medicinal and adult-use or both markets and more.

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


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