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

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


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