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

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


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