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

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


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