California
Cannabis Law Compliance
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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch inventory and quality control M-licensees public Licensee Lookup Tool Proposition 65 Licensees public health and safety cannabis training licensed premises sampling standards ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation distributors identity of the product Ethanol security comply with all packaging and labeling requirements manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) operating procedures annual license application Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) licensed physical location (premises) compliance with regulations licensed cannabis distributors regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California supplemental label Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control no infusion of alcohol capsules manufacturers who package for other producers operating premises tinctures cannabis event organizer license commercial cannabis manufacturing protocol Identifying information compliance with local jurisdiction cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Edibles– Products Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products mandated warning statements Temporary Cannabis Event persons 21 years of age or older onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods ingredient list Fingerprints licensing scheme The California Department of Public Health's licensing cannabis retailers period of 120 days product guidelines licensed cannabis cultivators medicinal and adult-use or both markets consumption of alcohol or tobacco destruction of cannabis goods convicted of a substantially related crime Live Scans for each owner Seller’s permit number Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) contaminant free supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Butane/Hexane/Propane investment into a commercial cannabis business laboratory quality assurance transport cannabis goods to retailer supply chain licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Transport vehicles alarm system Vehicle Requirements informational panel 2018 fines tobacco products waste management laws shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) sanitary and hazard-free environment Licensee Information primary panel requirements Owner The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Local Authorization packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls health claims Financial information delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods allergen information Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) 600-foot radius of a school packaging and labeling requirements Food-grade Butter/Oil periods of 90 days extensions Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 child-resistant outer package Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Cannabis Manufacturing 100 mg of THC per package Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 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immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Extractions using CO2 labels not be attractive structure and formation documents 2018 issues ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS medicinal and adult-use markets Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 potentially-hazardous foods separate applications cannabis sales and/or consumption scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Physical address Temporary License Application Information unique ID/batch number an officer or director of a cannabis business licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Local Jurisdictions Percentage of ownership Premises diagram Cannabinoids Testing CDPH-issued universal symbol cultivation transportation of cannabis goods Premises Diagram Completed Temporary License Application Form Transition Period topicals A-license and an M-license cannabis cultivation licensing The 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quality control CDTFA seller’s permit track and trace system persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Licensee Lookup Tool premises diagram amount of THC content definition of owner A-licensees CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL testing lab financial interest holder minimum standards for extraction processes alcoholic beverages re-sealable shipping manifest Financial Interest sales of cannabis goods testing of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction’s requirements cannabis adult-use products product formulation meat and seafood, and other products transportation manufacturer's name amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package vape cartridges packaging payable to the state of California California Department of Public Health (CDPH) surety bond inventory commercial cannabis activity 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In addition, Personnel Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) list of cannabis manufacturers Allergen cross-contact Type P Packaging & Labeling Only products similar to traditional food products prohibited CBD from industrial hemp 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) MCSB 90-day extension periods Pathogen THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Universal symbol Nursery M-license Cultivation Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Harvest Batch Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Limited-access area gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Serving Quality Product Identity Type 12 (Microbusiness) Small Outdoor Dried flower Bureau Nonmanufactured cannabis product Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Extraction UID Flowering Request for Live Scan Pre-roll Department Raw material Holding Unique identifier Watts per square foot Allergen In-process material Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type P – for packaging and labeling only DPH-17-010E Quarantine Quality control operation Specialty Indoor Premises Component Processor Infusion Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Package Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Track and trace system Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Environmental pathogen Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Cultivation site Applicant Primary panel Kief Pest Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Actual yield Processing aid Volatile solvent Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Licensee Medium Indoor Canopy CBD Medium Outdoor Track-and-trace systems Type 11 (Distributor) Type 10 (Retailer) track and trace system Proposition 65 warning statement Theoretical yield Verification Manufacturer licensee Specialty Cottage Indoor cannabis concentrates Cannabis product Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Validation Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Adequate Sanitize infused butters and oils as concentrates Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock adulteration Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Labeling Processing Monitor Specialty Outdoor Mixed-light cultivation Finished product Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Nonvolatile solvent Quality control personnel Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) THC Manufacture Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Mixed-light Tier 2 Process Topical cannabis product Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Wet weight Net weight Small Indoor Outdoor cultivation Type N – for infusions Adulterated Immature plant Hazard Indoor cultivation Informational panel Contact surface Edible cannabis product infused pre-rolls Distribution Qualified individual Batch Mature plant Lot Preventive controls Microorganisms Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 alternate use of a manufacturing premises Adult-use Market Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Ingredient Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Commercial cannabis activity package flower or pre-rolls and more.


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