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

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


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