California Cannabis Attorney's Guide
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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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manned motor vehicle CDTFA seller’s permit secondary packaging licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories allergen information cannabis market Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 state cannabis licensing 2020 new laws loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Edibles– Products microbusinesses payable to the state of California CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Premises Information Transition Period Business Organizational cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale product formulation evidence of rehabilitation Temporary License Application 2020 revisions Business Information licensed cannabis cultivators A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity A-licensees licensing cannabis distributors dried flower Local Authorization Attachment disposal and destruction methods 2020 issues some nutritional facts Individual Owner unique ID/batch number California Department of Public Health aggregate interest of 20% or more no infusion of alcohol licensed physical location (premises) opaque exit package paper inserted into the packaging Foreign Material Testing Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Cannabinoids Testing destruction of cannabis goods topicals loop system licensing scheme Distributor transport disposal equity interest in a commercial cannabis business annual license application ownership premises is not within a Government Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) licensing cannabis retailers adult-use commercial cannabis activity motor carrier permit sampling standards inventory and quality control written procedures for inventory control MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Butane/Hexane/Propane The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) conducting quality assurance review limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package entry into the legal, regulated market Local Authorization recordkeeping Temporary License Application Information supply chain extraction Financial Interest M-license tamper-evident secured area government warning statement label sugar BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL health claims Extractions using CO2 highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin designated structure period of 120 days at least 99% purity 120 days good manufacturing practices transporting cannabis goods 600 foot radius of a school commercial kitchens Vehicle Requirements procedures for inventory control Licensees medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Licensee Information medicinal and adult-use or both markets storage of cannabis goods consumption of alcohol or tobacco list of artificial food colorings informational panel concentrate required limits hydrocarbon-based solvents extracts packaging and labeling requirements edibles packaging opaque Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) 100 mg of THC per package manufacturing California Public Records Act testing laboratories public Licensee Lookup Tool secondary package amount of THC content Identifying information Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) finished product CO2 and ethanol extractions identity of the product convicted of a substantially related crime Retailer (nonstorefront) Ethanol manufacturer's name hang tag or a peel-back label three state cannabis-licensing authorities Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) M-licensees manufacturers who package for other producers Industrial Hemp Advisory Board structure and formation documents CDPH-issued universal symbol 2020 updates commercial cannabis manufacturing three cannabis licensing authorities property for the commercial cannabis activity quality control cannabis waste transportation and security Track and Trace no infusion of nicotine packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls diagram of the business’s layout Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Financial information labeling persons 21 years of age or older Application Checklist Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 testing methods Temporary Cannabis Event medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Operating Procedures commercial cannabis manufacturing activity testing lab 2020 resolutions remove THC/CBD Local Issuing Authority inventory laboratory quality assurance Proposition 65 inhalable cannabis Local Jurisdictions at least 20% ownership interest evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises tinctures stickers Water/Food-grade Dry Ice investment into a commercial cannabis business commercial cannabis products exit packaging compliance with regulations distributors Completed Temporary License Application Form 2020 proposed changes comply with all packaging and labeling requirements scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises volatile solvent Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control periods of 90 days extensions Transport vehicles alarm system cannabis event organizer license 2020 problems licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Live Scans for each owner cannabis cultivation licensing immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery online licensing system operating premises re-sealable onsite consumption of cannabis goods Microbusiness Form # CDPH-9041 tobacco products local jurisdiction authorization Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing emergency regulations must enter certain events manufacturing practices Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS licensing cannabis microbusinesses edible products Type S share 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In addition, Small Indoor Labeling Commercial cannabis activity Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Raw material Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Primary panel Department Bureau Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Premises Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 THC Processing Pest Extraction Net weight list of cannabis manufacturers Holding Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Qualified individual Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) DPH-17-010E Adult-use Market Specialty Cottage Indoor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Watts per square foot Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Unique identifier Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Processing aid Theoretical yield Type 12 (Microbusiness) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Sanitize Type 11 (Distributor) Specialty Cottage Outdoor Contact surface Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Small Outdoor Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Environmental pathogen Processor Monitor Specialty Outdoor Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mixed-light Tier 2 Kief Licensee Process Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Cultivation site Quality control operation Pathogen Applicant Canopy Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Request for Live Scan Type 10 (Retailer) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Quality In-process material Proposition 65 warning statement Manufacturer licensee Infusion Lot 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 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Adulterated Type N – for infusions Quarantine Mature plant Track and trace system Nursery Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type P – for packaging and labeling only Limited-access area Distribution Indoor cultivation Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) UID Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Preventive controls Edible cannabis product Allergen cross-contact Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Manufacture Outdoor cultivation Specialty Indoor cannabis concentrates THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package M-license Cultivation Informational panel Personnel Ingredient Allergen CBD Universal symbol Serving Microorganisms Flowering Volatile solvent adulteration track and trace system CBD from industrial hemp infused pre-rolls products similar to traditional food products prohibited Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Actual yield Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Nonvolatile solvent Verification Hazard Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Quality control personnel Component Validation MCSB 90-day extension periods cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Adequate package flower or pre-rolls Harvest Batch Batch Cannabis product Wet weight Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Medium Indoor Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Track-and-trace systems Mixed-light cultivation Dried flower Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Topical cannabis product Package Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Immature plant Product Identity infused butters and oils as concentrates Finished product Pre-roll Medium Outdoor and more.


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