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

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


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