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 Criminal History payable to the state of California CO2 and ethanol extractions Foreign Material Testing manufacture cannabis products microbusinesses exception for testing laboratories certified by a California-licensed engineer track and trace system CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing transporting cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Category I Residual Pesticides Testing laboratory quality assurance stickers commercial kitchens manufacturing informational panel Cannabinoids Testing packaging Transport vehicles alarm system sanitary workplaces transport cannabis goods to retailer THC levels Extractions using CO2 Moisture Content Testing an officer or director of a cannabis business Form # CDPH-9041 cannabis plants Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) paper inserted into the packaging Cultivation less than 10,000 secondary packaging Local Authorization manufacturing cannabis products Premises Diagram California Department of Public Health Retailer (Type 10) Terpenoids Testing shared-use manufacturing facilities health claims Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 CDPH-issued universal symbol cannabis market Physical address testing methods Manufacturing (non-volatile) transportation and security Butane/Hexane/Propane Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act operating procedures storage of cannabis goods consumption of alcohol or tobacco Business Organizational Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Owner Vehicle Requirements immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery security and cannabis waste disposal Temporary Cannabis Event entry into the legal, regulated market 2020 recent news Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) M-license primary panel requirements volatile solvent 2020 laws separate applications MCSB’s temporary license application potentially-hazardous foods remove THC/CBD inhalable cannabis limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package conducting quality assurance review financial interest holder motor carrier permit periods of 90 days extensions Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods edibles packaging opaque Operating Procedures topicals Distributor transport 2020 regulations commercial cannabis manufacturing property for the commercial cannabis activity designated structure Arranging for laboratory testing access to the area(s) re-sealable retailers labels not be attractive Licensee Information amount of sodium meat and seafood, and other products security Type S share facility space Industrial Hemp Advisory Board loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Proposed Section 40133 Bond in the amount of $5,000 carbohydrates and fat per serving tobacco products quality control Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) manufacturing practices 2020 new laws child-resistant packaging destruction of cannabis goods licensing scheme no added caffeine cannabis cartoons Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Temporary License Application Information Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) conditional license local jurisdiction authorization packaging and labeling requirements health impacts of cannabis regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California medicinal and adult-use markets medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Local Jurisdictions Distributor Transport Only 2020 fines capsules CDTFA seller’s permit Carbon Dioxide (CO2) The California Department of Public Health's M-licensees pre-made or purchased cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) licensed cannabis distributors evidence of rehabilitation cannabis training Mechanical California Department of Public Health (CDPH) highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin sales of cannabis goods licensed cannabis manufacturers ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation sanitary and hazard-free environment extracts Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch persons 21 years of age or older Retailer (nonstorefront) 2020 resolutions sugar labeling managing member written procedures for inventory control hang tag or a peel-back label opaque exit package Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates cannabis adult-use products Financial information commercial cannabis activity cultivation license review process annual license application Premises Information final form purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises supply chain identity of the product loop system protocol valid waiver secondary package 600-foot radius of a school Temporary License Application adult-use commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls required limits public health and safety Food-grade Butter/Oil 2020 proposed changes aggregate interest of 20% or more nonlaboratory quality control medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing infusion Financial Interest 2020 problems child-resistant outer package 120 days Personnel Requirements supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products minimum standards for extraction processes secured area Completed Temporary License Application Form onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods chain of custody Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Licensee Lookup Tool structure and formation documents Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) cannabis cultivation licensing distributors BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL product formulation local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS waste disposal licensed physical location (premises) Microbusiness hydrocarbon-based solvents Cannabis Manufacturing list of artificial food colorings Bond and Insurance Information Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing amount of THC content 100 mg of THC per package sampling standards licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Identifying information supplemental label Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products inventory and quality control commercial cannabis products cannabis waste onsite consumption of cannabis goods edible products commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Seller’s permit number product guidelines emergency regulations exit packaging tinctures shipping manifest transportation unique ID/batch number extraction no infusion of alcohol mandated warning statements state cannabis licensing premises diagram Local Authorization Attachment The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Edibles– Products basic nutritional information government warning statement label amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package testing of cannabis goods no infusion of nicotine Live Scans for each owner must enter certain events manufacturers who package for other producers Ethanol testing lab disclosure of all criminal convictions allergen information finished product 2020 important information Water/Food-grade Dry Ice packaging and labeling small product packaging persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business waste management laws MCSB ingredient list diagram of the business’s layout comply with all packaging and labeling requirements some nutritional facts delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Application Checklist recordkeeping manufacturer's name activity for a period of 120 days manned motor vehicle Temporary event up to 4 days evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises product as a candy prohibited tamper-evident concentrate manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) requiring refrigeration Local Issuing Authority CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Licensees testing laboratories Percentage of ownership ownership premises is not within a Government operating premises Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity A-license at least 20% ownership interest Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch medicinal and adult-use or both markets 2020 compliance regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 good manufacturing practices equity interest in a commercial cannabis business licensed cannabis cultivators period of 120 days compliance with local jurisdiction The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Premises diagram A-license and an M-license licensed premises compliance with regulations medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together 2020 updates Individual Owner highly-concentrated oils or waxes convicted of a substantially related crime CDPH-9041 licensing cannabis retailers cannabis sales and/or consumption member manager Heavy Metals Testing definition of owner 2020 issues three cannabis licensing authorities dried flower cannabis event organizer license temporary license commercial cannabis manufacturing activity cannabis industries Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Proposition 65 California Public Records Act contaminant free licensing cannabis distributors Labor peace agreement procedures for inventory control shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit local jurisdiction’s requirements contaminants Track and Trace vape cartridges disposal and destruction methods the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) three state cannabis-licensing authorities Category II Residual Pesticides Testing A-licensees investment into a commercial cannabis business Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) regulatory framework licensing cannabis microbusinesses Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving manufacturing activities 2020 revisions at least 99% purity Fingerprints disposal Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Business Information transportation of cannabis goods 600 foot radius of a school cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company medicinal commercial cannabis activity 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market online licensing system Mycotoxins Testing Transition Period surety bond public Licensee Lookup Tool licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH commercial cannabis manufacturers local jurisdiction alcoholic beverages inventory and more.

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


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