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

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


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