California Cannabis Attorney's Guide
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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


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

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


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