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

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


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