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 California Public Records Act three cannabis licensing authorities good manufacturing practices track and trace system volatile solvent convicted of a substantially related crime Track and Trace Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cannabis industries highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin commercial cannabis manufacturing in California product formulation Fingerprints Water/Food-grade Dry Ice persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business some nutritional facts licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises exit packaging A-licensees cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Proposition 65 capsules Cannabinoids Testing packaging and labeling requirements MCSB’s temporary license application packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls annual license application health claims license review process the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) at least 99% purity Local Authorization Ethanol licensing cannabis distributors Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Bond in the amount of $5,000 tinctures manned motor vehicle Transition Period Form # CDPH-9041 member manager manufacture cannabis products transportation and security ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS recordkeeping LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Mycotoxins Testing Distributor transport inventory workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control remove THC/CBD Food-grade Butter/Oil microbusinesses Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products product as a candy prohibited Cultivation less than 10,000 finished product delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) ingredient list inhalable cannabis Premises diagram secondary packaging sanitary workplaces carbohydrates and fat per serving conducting quality assurance review consumption of alcohol or tobacco Temporary Cannabis Event minimum standards for extraction processes security definition of owner loop system Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 600-foot radius of a school Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control shared-use manufacturing facilities scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2020 revisions Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods sugar CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Labor peace agreement Carbon Dioxide (CO2) infusion 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market public Licensee Lookup Tool licensing scheme Microbusiness Seller’s permit number labeling emergency regulations hang tag or a peel-back label contaminants temporary license loan provided to a commercial cannabis business testing of cannabis goods extracts storage of cannabis goods manufacturing manufacturing activities security and cannabis waste disposal licensed premises re-sealable no infusion of nicotine Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Temporary event up to 4 days Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) 100 mg of THC per package Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) manufacturer's name conditional license shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Physical address Application Checklist tobacco products alcoholic beverages 600 foot radius of a school retailers Proposed Section 40133 local jurisdiction’s requirements medicinal and adult-use or both markets health impacts of cannabis cannabis cultivation licensing Business Information protocol Business Organizational shipping manifest unique ID/batch number limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Terpenoids Testing certified by a California-licensed engineer Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Personnel Requirements required limits Extractions using CO2 2020 important information Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Distributor Transport Only Retailer (nonstorefront) stickers Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Moisture Content Testing Foreign Material Testing licensed cannabis cultivators periods of 90 days extensions Owner procedures for inventory control Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates labels not be attractive government warning statement label A-license and an M-license period of 120 days topicals Edibles– Products waste disposal transportation of cannabis goods entry into the legal, regulated market cannabis adult-use products online licensing system tamper-evident equity interest in a commercial cannabis business sanitary and hazard-free environment Individual Owner Arranging for laboratory testing small product packaging packaging packaging and labeling onsite consumption of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing activity CDTFA seller’s permit Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division cannabis sales and/or consumption supply chain comply with all packaging and labeling requirements licensing cannabis retailers amount of sodium cannabis training 2020 new laws inventory and quality control evidence of rehabilitation cannabis cartoons at least 20% ownership interest regulatory framework payable to the state of California transporting cannabis goods dried flower list of artificial food colorings managing member transport cannabis goods to retailer MCSB CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation commercial cannabis products potentially-hazardous foods secondary package licensed physical location (premises) cannabis event organizer license operating procedures licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers highly-concentrated oils or waxes identity of the product cannabis plants manufacturing practices Completed Temporary License Application Form valid waiver activity for a period of 120 days quality control public health and safety BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company compliance with regulations operating premises three state cannabis-licensing authorities Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Premises Information cannabis waste onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods licensed cannabis distributors THC levels hydrocarbon-based solvents CDPH-9041 an officer or director of a cannabis business Transport vehicles alarm system Category I Residual Pesticides Testing informational panel access to the area(s) commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 resolutions Type S share facility space The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) testing methods Local Jurisdictions persons 21 years of age or older Bond and Insurance Information vape cartridges financial interest holder disclosure of all criminal convictions investment into a commercial cannabis business extraction contaminant free medicinal commercial cannabis activity Local Issuing Authority immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products transportation A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Retailer (Type 10) final form M-licensees destruction of cannabis goods aggregate interest of 20% or more secured area Heavy Metals Testing ownership premises is not within a Government Cannabis Manufacturing Financial Interest 2020 regulations Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Temporary License Application manufacturing cannabis products manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) separate applications testing laboratories surety bond medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing supplemental label 2020 proposed changes allergen information paper inserted into the packaging medicinal and adult-use markets MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Manufacturing (non-volatile) must enter certain events child-resistant outer package licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories sales of cannabis goods Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing amount of THC content Live Scans for each owner edibles packaging opaque Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles 2020 updates licensed cannabis manufacturers A-license medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity edible products The California Department of Public Health's diagram of the business’s layout testing lab Criminal History licensing cannabis microbusinesses cultivation Financial information exception for testing laboratories Industrial Hemp Advisory Board nonlaboratory quality control purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Identifying information 2020 recent news Premises Diagram structure and formation documents commercial kitchens premises diagram motor carrier permit adult-use commercial cannabis activity concentrate Percentage of ownership distributors 120 days Operating Procedures Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 2020 issues state cannabis licensing California Department of Public Health local jurisdiction authorization Temporary License Application Information opaque exit package Vehicle Requirements cannabis market Licensee Information 2020 laws limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) child-resistant packaging Butane/Hexane/Propane compliance with local jurisdiction chain of custody product guidelines property for the commercial cannabis activity no infusion of alcohol requiring refrigeration mandated warning statements California Department of Public Health (CDPH) local jurisdiction regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California pre-made or purchased Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch waste management laws CDPH-issued universal symbol written procedures for inventory control M-license medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises sampling standards Licensee Lookup Tool 2020 fines laboratory quality assurance 2020 problems commercial cannabis activity Mechanical basic nutritional information The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis CO2 and ethanol extractions disposal and destruction methods manufacturers who package for other producers designated structure Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Local Authorization Attachment local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations 2020 compliance disposal primary panel requirements Licensees no added caffeine meat and seafood, and other products commercial cannabis manufacturing and more.

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


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