California Cannabis Attorney's Guide
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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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OF CANNABIS CONTROL infusion licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers transporting cannabis goods cannabis cultivation licensing Vehicle Requirements disclosure of all criminal convictions stickers Terpenoids Testing property for the commercial cannabis activity manufacturing Moisture Content Testing commercial cannabis manufacturing extraction exception for testing laboratories Cultivation less than 10,000 sales of cannabis goods cultivation CDTFA seller’s permit waste disposal compliance with local jurisdiction waste management laws aggregate interest of 20% or more packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls good manufacturing practices Live Scans for each owner The California Department of Public Health's Carbon Dioxide (CO2) valid waiver carbohydrates and fat per serving Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) licensing cannabis microbusinesses definition of owner sugar highly-concentrated oils or waxes Department of Food and Agriculture’s 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In addition, Pest Kief Premises Type 12 (Microbusiness) Request for Live Scan package flower or pre-rolls Unique identifier Type 11 (Distributor) Small Indoor Serving Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents adulteration Specialty Outdoor Personnel Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Applicant Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Hazard Nonmanufactured cannabis product Bureau Distribution Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Allergen Adult-use Market Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) M-license Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Processing Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Department Verification Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Extraction Cultivation Nonvolatile solvent Holding Primary panel Microorganisms Small Outdoor Actual yield Labeling infused butters and oils as concentrates Product Identity Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Limited-access area Medium Outdoor 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 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Watts per square foot THC infused pre-rolls Quality control personnel Canopy Mixed-light Tier 1 Component Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Environmental pathogen Commercial cannabis activity Topical cannabis product Specialty Cottage Outdoor Validation Finished product Specialty Cottage Indoor Preventive controls Batch CBD from industrial hemp Allergen cross-contact Monitor Type N – for infusions Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Wet weight Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Theoretical yield Adequate Quarantine Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) UID Net weight Pathogen Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Raw material Type 10 (Retailer) Indoor cultivation MCSB 90-day extension periods track and trace system Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Sanitize Licensee Ingredient cannabis concentrates Mixed-light cultivation Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Manufacturer licensee Medium Indoor Cultivation site Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Lot cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Track and trace system Infusion Processor Outdoor cultivation Nursery Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Process Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) DPH-17-010E Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Manufacture Volatile solvent products similar to traditional food products prohibited Mixed-light Tier 2 Processing aid Immature plant In-process material Adulterated Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Proposition 65 warning statement THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Pre-roll Qualified individual Specialty Indoor Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Universal symbol Package Quality control operation list of cannabis manufacturers Quality CBD Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Dried flower Edible cannabis product Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Track-and-trace systems Informational panel Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Harvest Batch Cannabis product Flowering and more.


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