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

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


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