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

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


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