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

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


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