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 M-licensees Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensing cannabis distributors Retailer (Type 10) small product packaging medicinal commercial cannabis activity Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 sanitary workplaces property for the commercial cannabis activity Labor peace agreement no infusion of alcohol Form # CDPH-9041 compliance with local jurisdiction Proposition 65 shared-use manufacturing facilities Foreign Material Testing limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving an officer or director of a cannabis business extracts licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers member manager Mycotoxins Testing Track and Trace waste disposal CO2 and ethanol extractions temporary license microbusinesses labels not be attractive manufacturing hang tag or a peel-back label Business Organizational cannabis waste licensed cannabis manufacturers some nutritional facts Completed Temporary License Application Form comply with all packaging and labeling requirements meat and seafood, and other products commercial cannabis manufacturing activity cannabis industries opaque exit package three cannabis licensing authorities MCSB’s temporary license application regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Criminal History Local Issuing Authority amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Local Jurisdictions track and trace system basic nutritional information manned motor vehicle cannabis market alcoholic beverages 2018 laws inventory and quality control commercial cannabis activity Individual Owner Heavy Metals Testing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) disposal child-resistant packaging regulatory framework product formulation Personnel Requirements 2018 recent news the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Distributor Transport Only Premises Information commercial cannabis manufacturing in California compliance with regulations quality control onsite consumption of cannabis goods cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) at least 99% purity remove THC/CBD ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS disclosure of all criminal convictions Financial information evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Microbusiness M-license separate applications product as a candy prohibited Live Scans for each owner Extractions using CO2 Edibles– Products Premises Diagram surety bond immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Local Authorization distributors Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Application Checklist cannabis adult-use products medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity pre-made or purchased licensed cannabis distributors extraction entry into the legal, regulated market 100 mg of THC per package written procedures for inventory control period of 120 days re-sealable manufacturing activities Identifying information evidence of rehabilitation ingredient list Bond in the amount of $5,000 security and cannabis waste disposal shipping manifest supplemental label licensed physical location (premises) Arranging for laboratory testing supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products licensed premises aggregate interest of 20% or more health impacts of cannabis local jurisdiction authorization paper inserted into the packaging highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Licensee Information definition of owner shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company amount of THC content identity of the product packaging and labeling structure and formation documents stickers 2018 new laws hydrocarbon-based solvents Local Authorization Attachment online licensing system dried flower Seller’s permit number medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Bond and Insurance Information Temporary event up to 4 days Category I Residual Pesticides Testing finished product potentially-hazardous foods CDPH-9041 annual license application Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Financial Interest Type S share facility space shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Physical address local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations labeling Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Moisture Content Testing Water/Food-grade Dry Ice primary panel requirements commercial cannabis manufacturers Temporary License Application Mechanical licensing cannabis microbusinesses 600-foot radius of a school secondary package sampling standards Licensees supply chain Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2018 important information Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division commercial cannabis manufacturing Vehicle Requirements Fingerprints activity for a period of 120 days sanitary and hazard-free environment 2018 proposed changes Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates investment into a commercial cannabis business persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business cannabis plants Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing loan provided to a commercial cannabis business protocol retailers consumption of alcohol or tobacco contaminant free licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises 600 foot radius of a school Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) state cannabis licensing operating procedures licensing scheme secured area Ethanol medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing exception for testing laboratories procedures for inventory control must enter certain events limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package testing of cannabis goods security mandated warning statements tamper-evident 2018 updates California Department of Public Health medicinal and adult-use markets loop system final form vape cartridges THC levels licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories no infusion of nicotine Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing unique ID/batch number cannabis sales and/or consumption 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market transportation of cannabis goods transporting cannabis goods Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) California Public Records Act public health and safety licensed cannabis cultivators CDTFA seller’s permit Percentage of ownership tinctures Transport vehicles alarm system testing lab licensing cannabis retailers ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation child-resistant outer package emergency regulations Manufacturing (non-volatile) Industrial Hemp Advisory Board product guidelines manufacturer's name California Department of Public Health (CDPH) designated structure carbohydrates and fat per serving Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles license review process Butane/Hexane/Propane valid waiver motor carrier permit delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction cultivation edible products inventory Transition Period transportation and security Cultivation less than 10,000 sugar The California Department of Public Health's commercial kitchens Category II Residual Pesticides Testing 2018 issues nonlaboratory quality control contaminants commercial cannabis products access to the area(s) Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 cannabis cartoons 2018 resolutions amount of sodium Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California diagram of the business’s layout ownership premises is not within a Government testing methods recordkeeping premises diagram government warning statement label transport cannabis goods to retailer Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) 2018 regulations MCSB good manufacturing practices Retailer (nonstorefront) waste management laws Owner inhalable cannabis A-license testing laboratories Cannabis Manufacturing Operating Procedures manufacturers who package for other producers edibles packaging opaque Distributor transport equity interest in a commercial cannabis business three state cannabis-licensing authorities payable to the state of California disposal and destruction methods Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) convicted of a substantially related crime no added caffeine CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL list of artificial food colorings financial interest holder MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Temporary Cannabis Event public Licensee Lookup Tool BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL exit packaging volatile solvent conducting quality assurance review topicals cannabis cultivation licensing Proposed Section 40133 required limits at least 20% ownership interest manufacturing cannabis products Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) laboratory quality assurance purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands packaging and labeling requirements informational panel transportation conditional license 2018 revisions Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) secondary packaging workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Temporary License Application Information allergen information CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) infusion minimum standards for extraction processes health claims tobacco products 2018 fines persons 21 years of age or older adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2018 problems concentrate destruction of cannabis goods Terpenoids Testing The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) capsules Cannabinoids Testing local jurisdiction’s requirements cannabis training cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale sales of cannabis goods Carbon Dioxide (CO2) medicinal and adult-use or both markets manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) storage of cannabis goods managing member A-license and an M-license certified by a California-licensed engineer Premises diagram manufacture cannabis products Food-grade Butter/Oil Business Information LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS packaging 2018 compliance periods of 90 days extensions CDPH-issued universal symbol cannabis event organizer license requiring refrigeration chain of custody 120 days highly-concentrated oils or waxes packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Licensee Lookup Tool operating premises scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises manufacturing practices A-licensees and more.

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


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