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 distributors Butane/Hexane/Propane basic nutritional information Local Authorization Attachment Business Organizational state cannabis licensing Proposition 65 opaque exit package unique ID/batch number laboratory quality assurance final form child-resistant outer package THC levels highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin amount of THC content cannabis market consumption of alcohol or tobacco infusion extracts tamper-evident Type S share facility space A-licensees Distributor transport security and cannabis waste disposal period of 120 days requiring refrigeration immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale 2018 regulations transporting cannabis goods The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) conducting quality assurance review Vehicle Requirements cannabis industries manufacturing activities recordkeeping Financial information Bond in the amount of $5,000 Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing medicinal and adult-use or both markets annual license application identity of the product at least 20% ownership interest licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories payable to the state of California California Public Records Act licensing cannabis distributors onsite consumption of cannabis goods Premises diagram pre-made or purchased commercial cannabis manufacturers cannabis cultivation licensing 2018 proposed changes licensed premises Identifying information conditional license license review process M-license public Licensee Lookup Tool certified by a California-licensed engineer Local Authorization Industrial Hemp Advisory Board minimum standards for extraction processes manufacturers who package for other producers shipping manifest 120 days temporary license 2018 revisions finished product evidence of rehabilitation 600-foot radius of a school microbusinesses protocol some nutritional facts sampling standards waste disposal 2018 issues local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Owner operating procedures Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch manned motor vehicle storage of cannabis goods small product packaging inventory and quality control disposal Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Operating Procedures waste management laws M-licensees secured area 2018 recent news 2018 resolutions commercial cannabis manufacturing in California retailers Transport vehicles alarm system premises diagram manufacturing compliance with regulations commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division sanitary workplaces Local Jurisdictions cannabis plants transportation of cannabis goods product as a candy prohibited allergen information Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Transition Period product guidelines informational panel paper inserted into the packaging aggregate interest of 20% or more 2018 fines no infusion of alcohol Application Checklist good manufacturing practices BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity licensed cannabis cultivators adult-use commercial cannabis activity purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Fingerprints online licensing system amount of sodium edibles packaging opaque transport cannabis goods to retailer Temporary License Application chain of custody no added caffeine testing lab ingredient list 2018 problems Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) tinctures activity for a period of 120 days Track and Trace investment into a commercial cannabis business motor carrier permit Cannabinoids Testing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Ethanol CO2 and ethanol extractions Completed Temporary License Application Form mandated warning statements operating premises an officer or director of a cannabis business MCSB ownership premises is not within a Government local jurisdiction cultivation member manager vape cartridges access to the area(s) Labor peace agreement disposal and destruction methods Terpenoids Testing managing member nonlaboratory quality control distributors written procedures for inventory control testing methods track and trace system loop system Premises Information Licensee Information Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation A-license Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) cannabis event organizer license health claims quality control exit packaging 2018 compliance inhalable cannabis supply chain Microbusiness three cannabis licensing authorities property for the commercial cannabis activity Carbon Dioxide (CO2) packaging and labeling requirements Cultivation less than 10,000 Premises Diagram manufacturing practices regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) labels not be attractive Water/Food-grade Dry Ice labeling amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Bond and Insurance Information Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Mechanical health impacts of cannabis Licensees separate applications Financial Interest sugar Seller’s permit number Manufacturing (non-volatile) sales of cannabis goods licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises manufacturer's name evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises disclosure of all criminal convictions hang tag or a peel-back label destruction of cannabis goods Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates transportation cannabis adult-use products MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) licensed cannabis manufacturers secondary package licensing cannabis microbusinesses cannabis training regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis local jurisdiction’s requirements exception for testing laboratories Licensee Lookup Tool highly-concentrated oils or waxes tobacco products 2018 laws Mycotoxins Testing LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS no infusion of nicotine 100 mg of THC per package structure and formation documents Physical address medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity MCSB’s temporary license application Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) transportation and security Business Information persons 21 years of age or older licensed physical location (premises) onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods sanitary and hazard-free environment equity interest in a commercial cannabis business local jurisdiction authorization Local Issuing Authority cannabis waste California Department of Public Health limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) emergency regulations Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch valid waiver medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Arranging for laboratory testing Temporary Cannabis Event Percentage of ownership meat and seafood, and other products security loan provided to a commercial cannabis business list of artificial food colorings medicinal commercial cannabis activity hydrocarbon-based solvents Retailer (nonstorefront) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market three state cannabis-licensing authorities financial interest holder Edibles– Products testing laboratories Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles surety bond commercial cannabis products Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Form # CDPH-9041 Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) licensing cannabis retailers medicinal and adult-use markets Retailer (Type 10) Heavy Metals Testing Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) at least 99% purity diagram of the business’s layout California Department of Public Health (CDPH) capsules periods of 90 days extensions Extractions using CO2 The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) topicals Personnel Requirements A-license and an M-license CDPH-issued universal symbol Foreign Material Testing re-sealable cannabis cartoons shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit inventory concentrate 2018 updates entry into the legal, regulated market extraction Individual Owner Category I Residual Pesticides Testing shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company cannabis sales and/or consumption CDTFA seller’s permit packaging public health and safety child-resistant packaging edible products secondary packaging Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act remove THC/CBD supplemental label licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Criminal History Distributor Transport Only manufacture cannabis products required limits manufacturing cannabis products limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package commercial cannabis manufacturing CDPH-9041 volatile solvent stickers Category II Residual Pesticides Testing supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products convicted of a substantially related crime scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Live Scans for each owner potentially-hazardous foods packaging and labeling workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls carbohydrates and fat per serving Temporary event up to 4 days Cannabis Manufacturing designated structure commercial kitchens CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing commercial cannabis activity Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control testing of cannabis goods The California Department of Public Health's Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) procedures for inventory control ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS licensing scheme Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Food-grade Butter/Oil 2018 important information product formulation shared-use manufacturing facilities Moisture Content Testing compliance with local jurisdiction contaminants regulatory framework government warning statement label contaminant free Proposed Section 40133 2018 new laws dried flower 600 foot radius of a school must enter certain events definition of owner comply with all packaging and labeling requirements alcoholic beverages Temporary License Application Information primary panel requirements and more.

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


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