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

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


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