California Cannabis Attorney's Guide
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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


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

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


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