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

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


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