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

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


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