California
Cannabis Law Compliance
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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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


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