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

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


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