California Cannabis Attorney's Guide
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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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


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