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 cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Live Scans for each owner MCSB’s temporary license application carbohydrates and fat per serving Butane/Hexane/Propane valid waiver MCSB Seller’s permit number requiring refrigeration immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery convicted of a substantially related crime temporary license recordkeeping compliance with regulations equity interest in a commercial cannabis business identity of the product ownership premises is not within a Government A-license and an M-license Business Information tinctures Form # CDPH-9041 Industrial Hemp Advisory Board volatile solvent Carbon Dioxide (CO2) California Department of Public Health (CDPH) licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Licensee Information MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH extraction BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Local Authorization surety bond local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations annual license application cultivation CDPH-issued universal symbol local jurisdiction’s requirements Water/Food-grade Dry Ice access to the area(s) Temporary event up to 4 days Business Organizational Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 three state cannabis-licensing authorities distributors stickers A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity minimum standards for extraction processes operating premises waste management laws commercial cannabis activity finished product period of 120 days allergen information 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises CO2 and ethanol extractions Retailer (Type 10) sanitary workplaces Heavy Metals Testing alcoholic beverages an officer or director of a cannabis business Bond and Insurance Information Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act security CDTFA seller’s permit Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Premises Diagram cannabis waste 2019 regulations Food-grade Butter/Oil persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business microbusinesses final form regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis supplemental label at least 99% purity purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) highly-concentrated oils or waxes extracts licensing scheme limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving definition of owner activity for a period of 120 days sugar commercial cannabis manufacturers Percentage of ownership concentrate track and trace system transportation and security manufacturing practices testing lab child-resistant outer package Individual Owner destruction of cannabis goods certified by a California-licensed engineer manufacturers who package for other producers ingredient list Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles transportation A-licensees commercial kitchens exception for testing laboratories conditional license Transport vehicles alarm system Distributor Transport Only compliance with local jurisdiction periods of 90 days extensions no infusion of alcohol hydrocarbon-based solvents shared-use manufacturing facilities Retailer (nonstorefront) Manufacturing (non-volatile) medicinal and adult-use markets health claims potentially-hazardous foods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Temporary License Application small product packaging security and cannabis waste disposal evidence of rehabilitation edible products 2019 revisions inventory and quality control no infusion of nicotine Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Bond in the amount of $5,000 cannabis cultivation licensing medicinal commercial cannabis activity M-license loop system labeling license review process 2019 important information member manager licensed premises loan provided to a commercial cannabis business packaging Operating Procedures Fingerprints manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) 600-foot radius of a school onsite consumption of cannabis goods manned motor vehicle online licensing system pre-made or purchased sanitary and hazard-free environment Completed Temporary License Application Form medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity storage of cannabis goods public health and safety basic nutritional information Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates licensed cannabis distributors Cannabis Manufacturing medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods opaque exit package cannabis cartoons transport cannabis goods to retailer primary panel requirements onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods good manufacturing practices at least 20% ownership interest Type S share facility space the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensed cannabis manufacturers paper inserted into the packaging Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 financial interest holder Premises diagram CDPH-9041 Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division manufacturing Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis sales and/or consumption ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Identifying information Microbusiness licensing cannabis retailers supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products child-resistant packaging property for the commercial cannabis activity A-license highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin 2019 fines scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises product formulation Track and Trace packaging and labeling requirements infusion manufacturing activities 2019 problems Labor peace agreement procedures for inventory control 2019 resolutions diagram of the business’s layout Edibles– Products secondary packaging sampling standards local jurisdiction authorization comply with all packaging and labeling requirements California Department of Public Health remove THC/CBD must enter certain events commercial cannabis manufacturing evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises contaminant free Cannabinoids Testing meat and seafood, and other products Local Authorization Attachment topicals shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company health impacts of cannabis written procedures for inventory control limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package 600 foot radius of a school Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing packaging and labeling secondary package no added caffeine 2019 updates local jurisdiction edibles packaging opaque manufacturer's name emergency regulations The California Department of Public Health's shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Proposition 65 commercial cannabis products inhalable cannabis three cannabis licensing authorities 100 mg of THC per package quality control disposal and destruction methods protocol government warning statement label cannabis market CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL entry into the legal, regulated market Criminal History Mechanical medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Local Jurisdictions workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package 2019 issues product guidelines Category I Residual Pesticides Testing tamper-evident cannabis adult-use products supply chain sales of cannabis goods vape cartridges Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) designated structure testing methods informational panel Premises Information California Public Records Act testing of cannabis goods tobacco products waste disposal licensing cannabis distributors structure and formation documents Financial information shipping manifest nonlaboratory quality control Terpenoids Testing transporting cannabis goods cannabis industries chain of custody Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Extractions using CO2 manufacturing cannabis products managing member Local Issuing Authority laboratory quality assurance Transition Period cannabis training THC levels conducting quality assurance review manufacture cannabis products Mycotoxins Testing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing 2019 new laws Owner mandated warning statements disclosure of all criminal convictions inventory labels not be attractive licensed cannabis cultivators capsules licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories secured area amount of THC content regulatory framework Physical address Distributor transport commercial cannabis manufacturing activity 120 days M-licensees Moisture Content Testing Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Temporary Cannabis Event medicinal and adult-use or both markets re-sealable The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) licensed physical location (premises) consumption of alcohol or tobacco commercial cannabis manufacturing in California testing laboratories Ethanol packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls exit packaging transportation of cannabis goods Cultivation less than 10,000 delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) investment into a commercial cannabis business Financial Interest licensing cannabis microbusinesses Proposed Section 40133 Personnel Requirements 2019 recent news Foreign Material Testing payable to the state of California Arranging for laboratory testing 2019 laws dried flower Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2019 proposed changes product as a candy prohibited some nutritional facts Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) cannabis plants contaminants public Licensee Lookup Tool required limits cannabis event organizer license Temporary License Application Information Vehicle Requirements amount of sodium 2019 compliance Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) operating procedures LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS state cannabis licensing motor carrier permit unique ID/batch number list of artificial food colorings persons 21 years of age or older disposal hang tag or a peel-back label retailers aggregate interest of 20% or more separate applications premises diagram ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Application Checklist adult-use commercial cannabis activity Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Licensees and more.

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


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