California Cannabis Attorney's Guide
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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS surety bond manufacturing cannabis products Proposition 65 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) motor carrier permit Local Authorization Attachment Licensee Information government warning statement label medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Moisture Content Testing transportation Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 alcoholic beverages Track and Trace access to the area(s) annual license application Cannabinoids Testing supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products cannabis training Premises Information Bond in the amount of $5,000 evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Water/Food-grade Dry Ice vape cartridges three cannabis licensing authorities Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles entry into the legal, regulated market 120 days at least 20% ownership interest commercial cannabis products Labor peace agreement carbohydrates and fat per serving Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cannabis event organizer license extraction cannabis cultivation licensing Premises diagram The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) no added caffeine quality control 2018 problems Local Jurisdictions ingredient list Application Checklist public Licensee Lookup Tool licensed premises sampling standards inhalable cannabis purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands primary panel requirements licensing cannabis microbusinesses topicals 2018 regulations medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together activity for a period of 120 days contaminants Proposed Section 40133 Local Issuing Authority Identifying information investment into a commercial cannabis business Temporary event up to 4 days exit packaging workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Live Scans for each owner equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Financial Interest Local Authorization local jurisdiction authorization manned motor vehicle testing laboratories capsules Physical address ownership premises is not within a Government limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving certified by a California-licensed engineer 100 mg of THC per package labeling edible products Terpenoids Testing no infusion of alcohol Distributor transport Cannabis Manufacturing CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Edibles– Products regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis mandated warning statements MCSB remove THC/CBD protocol periods of 90 days extensions onsite consumption of cannabis goods A-license and an M-license local jurisdiction delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods online licensing system sugar product guidelines Heavy Metals Testing Temporary License Application Financial information tobacco products 2018 issues Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates 2018 recent news Retailer (Type 10) highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Transport vehicles alarm system Temporary License Application Information local jurisdiction’s requirements testing methods A-licensees hydrocarbon-based solvents A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity premises diagram Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control three state cannabis-licensing authorities informational panel nonlaboratory quality control list of artificial food colorings must enter certain events an officer or director of a cannabis business shipping manifest good manufacturing practices extracts licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises medicinal commercial cannabis activity 600 foot radius of a school microbusinesses loop system Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company license review process re-sealable manufacture cannabis products exception for testing laboratories cannabis industries tinctures scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises cannabis plants Bond and Insurance Information state cannabis licensing dried flower required limits payable to the state of California commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business at least 99% purity distributors Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch minimum standards for extraction processes Temporary Cannabis Event storage of cannabis goods M-licensees amount of sodium Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery inventory product as a candy prohibited Butane/Hexane/Propane designated structure Fingerprints Arranging for laboratory testing shared-use manufacturing facilities Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division cannabis adult-use products secondary package sanitary and hazard-free environment Manufacturing (non-volatile) Mechanical Criminal History California Department of Public Health (CDPH) consumption of alcohol or tobacco managing member CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing operating premises amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California paper inserted into the packaging Industrial Hemp Advisory Board CO2 and ethanol extractions destruction of cannabis goods unique ID/batch number licensed cannabis cultivators Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing member manager the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale product formulation limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package definition of owner licensing cannabis distributors pre-made or purchased emergency regulations medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity secondary packaging compliance with regulations infusion period of 120 days manufacturing Operating Procedures separate applications Transition Period CDTFA seller’s permit Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 disclosure of all criminal convictions Distributor Transport Only licensed physical location (premises) packaging some nutritional facts Premises Diagram cultivation ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation waste management laws requiring refrigeration Food-grade Butter/Oil laboratory quality assurance basic nutritional information Microbusiness adult-use commercial cannabis activity contaminant free convicted of a substantially related crime inventory and quality control California Public Records Act identity of the product retailers Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Mycotoxins Testing hang tag or a peel-back label Foreign Material Testing 2018 fines commercial cannabis manufacturing manufacturers who package for other producers Type S share facility space 2018 new laws structure and formation documents written procedures for inventory control child-resistant packaging LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Vehicle Requirements Percentage of ownership highly-concentrated oils or waxes child-resistant outer package licensing cannabis retailers Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 THC levels commercial kitchens conditional license commercial cannabis manufacturing in California supply chain BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL M-license stickers commercial cannabis activity 2018 updates transport cannabis goods to retailer operating procedures procedures for inventory control disposal and destruction methods manufacturing practices cannabis waste Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act licensed cannabis manufacturers property for the commercial cannabis activity Ethanol cannabis cartoons manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) valid waiver Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) chain of custody CDPH-issued universal symbol licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) edibles packaging opaque packaging and labeling requirements cannabis sales and/or consumption Completed Temporary License Application Form 2018 proposed changes Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) CDPH-9041 Licensees Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) allergen information Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods temporary license commercial cannabis manufacturers Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) medicinal and adult-use or both markets packaging and labeling 2018 revisions opaque exit package Extractions using CO2 finished product Retailer (nonstorefront) testing lab licensed cannabis distributors sanitary workplaces Owner 2018 resolutions licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories waste disposal potentially-hazardous foods transportation and security regulatory framework The California Department of Public Health's volatile solvent final form public health and safety cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) evidence of rehabilitation 2018 laws manufacturer's name loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Form # CDPH-9041 amount of THC content compliance with local jurisdiction Individual Owner comply with all packaging and labeling requirements supplemental label 600-foot radius of a school shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit meat and seafood, and other products transporting cannabis goods track and trace system licensing scheme concentrate no infusion of nicotine Cultivation less than 10,000 conducting quality assurance review manufacturing activities small product packaging recordkeeping secured area tamper-evident Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Category I Residual Pesticides Testing security and cannabis waste disposal financial interest holder Business Organizational persons 21 years of age or older MCSB’s temporary license application health impacts of cannabis local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations sales of cannabis goods disposal aggregate interest of 20% or more A-license Personnel Requirements Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis market packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls health claims California Department of Public Health security Business Information diagram of the business’s layout 2018 compliance Seller’s permit number labels not be attractive 2018 important information transportation of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use markets 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) testing of cannabis goods and more.

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


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