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

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


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