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

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


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