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 licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Temporary License Application product guidelines exit packaging license review process re-sealable manufacturer's name commercial cannabis manufacturing Terpenoids Testing The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises hydrocarbon-based solvents Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Licensee Information nonlaboratory quality control comply with all packaging and labeling requirements evidence of rehabilitation Food-grade Butter/Oil cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Form # CDPH-9041 alcoholic beverages 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market cannabis adult-use products California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Local Authorization Attachment Category II Residual Pesticides Testing diagram of the business’s layout MCSB amount of THC content Butane/Hexane/Propane ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Transport vehicles alarm system MCSB’s temporary license application highly-concentrated oils or waxes cannabis sales and/or consumption Local Jurisdictions manufacturers who package for other producers an officer or director of a cannabis business sanitary workplaces finished product topicals onsite consumption of cannabis goods shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Bond and Insurance Information Transition Period extracts manufacturing practices 2018 revisions Premises Diagram Retailer (nonstorefront) temporary license LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS disposal and destruction methods supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Premises Information requiring refrigeration must enter certain events Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Vehicle Requirements list of artificial food colorings testing lab labeling retailers regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California 2018 proposed changes A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity dried flower The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) volatile solvent Operating Procedures track and trace system commercial cannabis activity contaminant free M-licensees microbusinesses Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) ingredient list Identifying information regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis written procedures for inventory control licensing scheme Business Organizational waste disposal Proposition 65 final form Type S share facility space Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Extractions using CO2 quality control medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together identity of the product manufacturing activities evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises inventory and quality control minimum standards for extraction processes Mycotoxins Testing ownership premises is not within a Government mandated warning statements secondary package certified by a California-licensed engineer stickers consumption of alcohol or tobacco limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package testing of cannabis goods Financial information licensed cannabis cultivators Proposed Section 40133 shipping manifest Criminal History concentrate Owner 100 mg of THC per package Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products A-licensees pre-made or purchased cannabis industries 2018 fines licensed premises three cannabis licensing authorities sanitary and hazard-free environment opaque exit package small product packaging Heavy Metals Testing child-resistant packaging CDTFA seller’s permit structure and formation documents sampling standards medicinal and adult-use markets 2018 resolutions 2018 issues some nutritional facts aggregate interest of 20% or more storage of cannabis goods shared-use manufacturing facilities inhalable cannabis Category I Residual Pesticides Testing amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package motor carrier permit Live Scans for each owner vape cartridges licensing cannabis microbusinesses cultivation licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories cannabis cultivation licensing Personnel Requirements edible products A-license and an M-license commercial cannabis products equity interest in a commercial cannabis business online licensing system operating premises emergency regulations secondary packaging Foreign Material Testing primary panel requirements Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 cannabis plants manufacture cannabis products Water/Food-grade Dry Ice disclosure of all criminal convictions remove THC/CBD Manufacturing (non-volatile) contaminants Seller’s permit number THC levels Local Authorization premises diagram CDPH-9041 child-resistant outer package manufacturing Temporary License Application Information financial interest holder local jurisdiction’s requirements Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act supplemental label A-license Temporary event up to 4 days purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands transportation packaging and labeling laboratory quality assurance Temporary Cannabis Event annual license application 120 days sales of cannabis goods paper inserted into the packaging supply chain manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) sugar Licensee Lookup Tool Track and Trace local jurisdiction waste management laws capsules Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) designated structure public Licensee Lookup Tool compliance with local jurisdiction Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls meat and seafood, and other products conditional license Cultivation less than 10,000 licensed cannabis manufacturers valid waiver commercial kitchens infusion recordkeeping testing laboratories Microbusiness Licensees Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 testing methods payable to the state of California tamper-evident Percentage of ownership Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) unique ID/batch number California Department of Public Health Cannabis Manufacturing public health and safety Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates regulatory framework 600 foot radius of a school MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH exception for testing laboratories allergen information cannabis event organizer license edibles packaging opaque Ethanol access to the area(s) limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving informational panel M-license Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) security and cannabis waste disposal highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division loop system Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 loan provided to a commercial cannabis business compliance with regulations Premises diagram local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations hang tag or a peel-back label extraction medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing 2018 laws cannabis waste manufacturing cannabis products medicinal and adult-use or both markets commercial cannabis manufacturers Individual Owner workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control 2018 regulations ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation licensing cannabis retailers persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) amount of sodium packaging and labeling requirements Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing health claims CDPH-issued universal symbol the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) three state cannabis-licensing authorities Distributor Transport Only transportation and security tobacco products labels not be attractive 2018 compliance chain of custody transportation of cannabis goods medicinal commercial cannabis activity 2018 recent news medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Local Issuing Authority good manufacturing practices Application Checklist conducting quality assurance review surety bond property for the commercial cannabis activity Business Information Arranging for laboratory testing California Public Records Act period of 120 days Retailer (Type 10) at least 99% purity local jurisdiction authorization no added caffeine Physical address transport cannabis goods to retailer immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Distributor transport periods of 90 days extensions Labor peace agreement transporting cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing activity licensing cannabis distributors licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises carbohydrates and fat per serving managing member Edibles– Products cannabis market disposal state cannabis licensing required limits at least 20% ownership interest Mechanical destruction of cannabis goods shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit basic nutritional information The California Department of Public Health's separate applications health impacts of cannabis Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Industrial Hemp Advisory Board security Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Bond in the amount of $5,000 manned motor vehicle packaging licensed cannabis distributors secured area Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) protocol Financial Interest CO2 and ethanol extractions Cannabinoids Testing 2018 new laws 2018 updates adult-use commercial cannabis activity Moisture Content Testing potentially-hazardous foods Fingerprints definition of owner operating procedures 2018 problems product formulation member manager onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) convicted of a substantially related crime inventory delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods no infusion of alcohol persons 21 years of age or older Completed Temporary License Application Form cannabis training tinctures procedures for inventory control Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods cannabis cartoons activity for a period of 120 days government warning statement label licensed physical location (premises) BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL distributors product as a candy prohibited CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing no infusion of nicotine 600-foot radius of a school 2018 important information investment into a commercial cannabis business entry into the legal, regulated market and more.

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


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