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

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


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