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

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


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