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

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


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