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 2021 problems some nutritional facts Licensee Information A-licensees designated structure medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity no infusion of alcohol California Public Records Act 600-foot radius of a school onsite consumption of cannabis goods emergency regulations Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Owner equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Local Authorization Attachment manufacturing activities Mechanical vape cartridges immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery public health and safety The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) exit packaging 2021 important information list of artificial food colorings health claims cultivation secondary package distributors Fingerprints Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Industrial Hemp Advisory Board A-license and an M-license re-sealable Proposition 65 security and cannabis waste disposal managing member the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Retailer (Type 10) premises diagram conditional license protocol opaque exit package basic nutritional information edibles packaging opaque Physical address tobacco products track and trace system operating premises packaging and labeling minimum standards for extraction processes waste management laws cannabis cartoons health impacts of cannabis local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations The California Department of Public Health's ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation periods of 90 days extensions unique ID/batch number aggregate interest of 20% or more nonlaboratory quality control licensing cannabis microbusinesses investment into a commercial cannabis business diagram of the business’s layout microbusinesses 2021 proposed changes loop system supplemental label Ethanol Type S share facility space licensed premises Distributor Transport Only sales of cannabis goods cannabis training cannabis plants Track and Trace cannabis sales and/or consumption Percentage of ownership cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing security inventory manned motor vehicle Local Authorization compliance with local jurisdiction CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Individual Owner temporary license medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Temporary License Application Information operating procedures mandated warning statements 2021 regulations THC levels Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division manufacturing regulatory framework remove THC/CBD storage of cannabis goods Bond in the amount of $5,000 Heavy Metals Testing Premises Diagram manufacturing practices MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market testing lab online licensing system waste disposal potentially-hazardous foods A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity sugar medicinal commercial cannabis activity inhalable cannabis commercial kitchens Financial Interest M-license evidence of rehabilitation packaging and labeling requirements MCSB’s temporary license application period of 120 days consumption of alcohol or tobacco Water/Food-grade Dry Ice commercial cannabis manufacturing Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles hang tag or a peel-back label ingredient list conducting quality assurance review M-licensees member manager Temporary Cannabis Event good manufacturing practices motor carrier permit supply chain recordkeeping concentrate requiring refrigeration primary panel requirements persons 21 years of age or older Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control volatile solvent licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories 120 days three state cannabis-licensing authorities licensing cannabis distributors regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California California Department of Public Health Foreign Material Testing Mycotoxins Testing Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Operating Procedures licensing scheme secondary packaging sanitary and hazard-free environment 2021 new laws retailers infusion Transport vehicles alarm system cannabis market manufacture cannabis products licensed physical location (premises) three cannabis licensing authorities Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) identity of the product hydrocarbon-based solvents cannabis cultivation licensing cannabis event organizer license loan provided to a commercial cannabis business comply with all packaging and labeling requirements alcoholic beverages manufacturing cannabis products onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods secured area Vehicle Requirements Proposed Section 40133 Temporary License Application cannabis industries 2021 resolutions Retailer (nonstorefront) carbohydrates and fat per serving shared-use manufacturing facilities commercial cannabis activity disposal cannabis adult-use products at least 20% ownership interest Seller’s permit number written procedures for inventory control Licensee Lookup Tool Distributor transport definition of owner packaging topicals shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company payable to the state of California Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) extracts shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit disposal and destruction methods no added caffeine Manufacturing (non-volatile) 2021 updates medicinal and adult-use or both markets amount of THC content child-resistant outer package 600 foot radius of a school Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Extractions using CO2 allergen information pre-made or purchased Licensees state cannabis licensing informational panel MCSB product as a candy prohibited CDTFA seller’s permit adult-use commercial cannabis activity Premises Information 2021 issues A-license Terpenoids Testing Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products licensed cannabis distributors edible products ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Food-grade Butter/Oil Cultivation less than 10,000 product formulation LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 2021 fines medicinal and adult-use markets transportation stickers Bond and Insurance Information cannabis waste meat and seafood, and other products California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 2021 laws Cannabinoids Testing destruction of cannabis goods sanitary workplaces CDPH-9041 property for the commercial cannabis activity Cannabis Manufacturing commercial cannabis manufacturing in California limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving manufacturer's name finished product Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) contaminant free Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods an officer or director of a cannabis business no infusion of nicotine extraction Moisture Content Testing procedures for inventory control Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 amount of sodium Premises diagram transporting cannabis goods local jurisdiction must enter certain events transport cannabis goods to retailer Temporary event up to 4 days packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls commercial cannabis manufacturing activity local jurisdiction authorization valid waiver commercial cannabis products Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensed cannabis manufacturers testing laboratories transportation of cannabis goods at least 99% purity medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises license review process ownership premises is not within a Government annual license application disclosure of all criminal convictions licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Criminal History required limits licensing cannabis retailers scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises local jurisdiction’s requirements entry into the legal, regulated market Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business product guidelines Completed Temporary License Application Form Financial information access to the area(s) labeling evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises 2021 compliance exception for testing laboratories licensed cannabis cultivators The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Business Organizational public Licensee Lookup Tool compliance with regulations shipping manifest structure and formation documents BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL commercial cannabis manufacturers tinctures chain of custody Labor peace agreement highly-concentrated oils or waxes Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Edibles– Products Microbusiness transportation and security amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products surety bond dried flower Category I Residual Pesticides Testing quality control testing of cannabis goods Transition Period Live Scans for each owner 2021 revisions sampling standards convicted of a substantially related crime certified by a California-licensed engineer laboratory quality assurance child-resistant packaging 100 mg of THC per package inventory and quality control CO2 and ethanol extractions delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods capsules testing methods activity for a period of 120 days tamper-evident Personnel Requirements Butane/Hexane/Propane Identifying information financial interest holder Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) CDPH-issued universal symbol manufacturers who package for other producers Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act government warning statement label CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Form # CDPH-9041 Business Information contaminants limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package final form 2021 recent news small product packaging labels not be attractive Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Arranging for laboratory testing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) separate applications workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Application Checklist Local Issuing Authority paper inserted into the packaging Local Jurisdictions and more.

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


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