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

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


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