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 Foreign Material Testing Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) California Public Records Act list of artificial food colorings Transition Period commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Labor peace agreement Local Authorization convicted of a substantially related crime limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package 2020 laws medicinal and adult-use markets finished product three state cannabis-licensing authorities an officer or director of a cannabis business no infusion of alcohol testing laboratories secondary packaging security commercial cannabis manufacturers opaque exit package Type S share facility space regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Local Authorization Attachment 2020 updates Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) waste management laws capsules licensing scheme cannabis adult-use products retailers topicals no added caffeine 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Ethanol LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Premises diagram shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit dried flower Vehicle Requirements quality control commercial cannabis products compliance with regulations 2020 new laws 2020 fines equity interest in a commercial cannabis business labeling Transport vehicles alarm system structure and formation documents Moisture Content Testing compliance with local jurisdiction Food-grade Butter/Oil Temporary License Application manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control storage of cannabis goods tamper-evident The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) cannabis market Financial information licensing cannabis microbusinesses packaging and labeling 600-foot radius of a school small product packaging Premises Information Local Issuing Authority Distributor Transport Only cannabis waste Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates protocol transportation and security Mycotoxins Testing Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles surety bond property for the commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls A-licensees MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH required limits Fingerprints local jurisdiction’s requirements Licensees loan provided to a commercial cannabis business operating procedures Identifying information Terpenoids Testing secured area tinctures three cannabis licensing authorities purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands temporary license alcoholic beverages cannabis plants hydrocarbon-based solvents product formulation exit packaging child-resistant packaging Owner transporting cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing activity testing of cannabis goods ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 2020 proposed changes valid waiver extraction Temporary event up to 4 days amount of sodium amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package procedures for inventory control Manufacturing (non-volatile) tobacco products cannabis training cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Licensee Lookup Tool Distributor transport Premises Diagram Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) diagram of the business’s layout manufacturing cannabis products infusion license review process Temporary Cannabis Event immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Retailer (Type 10) onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) conditional license pre-made or purchased member manager persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) inventory aggregate interest of 20% or more 2020 compliance cannabis industries M-license state cannabis licensing Temporary License Application Information Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products cannabis sales and/or consumption Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods informational panel at least 99% purity comply with all packaging and labeling requirements volatile solvent 2020 regulations operating premises final form waste disposal CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Live Scans for each owner Individual Owner Edibles– Products manufacturer's name Business Information 100 mg of THC per package supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products allergen information recordkeeping premises diagram CDPH-9041 Local Jurisdictions 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Licensee Information chain of custody Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 licensed cannabis cultivators extracts periods of 90 days extensions certified by a California-licensed engineer The California Department of Public Health's transportation testing lab labels not be attractive activity for a period of 120 days Proposition 65 Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) secondary package licensed premises loop system packaging and labeling requirements disclosure of all criminal convictions child-resistant outer package carbohydrates and fat per serving Butane/Hexane/Propane Business Organizational medicinal commercial cannabis activity Personnel Requirements re-sealable medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2020 recent news medicinal and adult-use or both markets contaminant free manufacturers who package for other producers local jurisdiction authorization health impacts of cannabis cannabis cultivation licensing Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 hang tag or a peel-back label sampling standards Cannabis Manufacturing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Bond and Insurance Information 2020 resolutions unique ID/batch number cultivation conducting quality assurance review edibles packaging opaque Proposed Section 40133 Mechanical evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises definition of owner disposal and destruction methods manufacturing practices commercial cannabis manufacturing highly-concentrated oils or waxes sales of cannabis goods financial interest holder entry into the legal, regulated market disposal licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises consumption of alcohol or tobacco cannabis event organizer license paper inserted into the packaging highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin contaminants A-license supply chain Completed Temporary License Application Form 2020 revisions sanitary and hazard-free environment emergency regulations meat and seafood, and other products manufacture cannabis products Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Arranging for laboratory testing MCSB’s temporary license application Category II Residual Pesticides Testing designated structure adult-use commercial cannabis activity Operating Procedures Microbial Impurities Testing 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problems A-license and an M-license Microbusiness cannabis cartoons shared-use manufacturing facilities 600 foot radius of a school Industrial Hemp Advisory Board remove THC/CBD shipping manifest must enter certain events sugar Category I Residual Pesticides Testing MCSB access to the area(s) licensing cannabis distributors inventory and quality control no infusion of nicotine local jurisdiction CDTFA seller’s permit Cultivation less than 10,000 primary panel requirements motor carrier permit Carbon Dioxide (CO2) period of 120 days concentrate edible products commercial cannabis activity scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises exception for testing laboratories licensed cannabis distributors mandated warning statements licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together minimum standards for extraction processes licensed physical location (premises) product as a candy prohibited vape cartridges supplemental 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In addition, Edible cannabis product Watts per square foot Kief Adulterated Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Adequate Package Limited-access area Department Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) CBD from industrial hemp Dried flower Specialty Outdoor Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Medium Indoor package flower or pre-rolls track and trace system Type 12 (Microbusiness) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Distribution Proposition 65 warning statement Monitor Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Processing aid Nursery Informational panel In-process material alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type P – for packaging and labeling only Cannabis product Microorganisms Component Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Manufacturer licensee Quality Processor Unique identifier Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Sanitize Medium Outdoor Harvest Batch Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Batch gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Pest Serving Allergen cross-contact Actual yield Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Commercial cannabis activity Request for Live Scan Topical cannabis product Net weight Primary panel Finished product Lot Flowering Nonvolatile solvent Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Premises cannabis concentrates MCSB 90-day extension periods products similar to traditional food products prohibited Contact surface Specialty Cottage Indoor Outdoor cultivation Wet weight Product Identity Bureau Raw material Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Canopy Environmental pathogen Type 11 (Distributor) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type N – for infusions Type 10 (Retailer) M-license Infusion Manufacture Track-and-trace systems Applicant Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) list of cannabis manufacturers Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Indoor Adult-use Market Theoretical yield Pre-roll DPH-17-010E Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Cultivation site Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Allergen Quality control personnel Nonmanufactured cannabis product Processing Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Quarantine Extraction Specialty Cottage Outdoor Verification Holding Validation Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) UID Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Pathogen CBD infused butters and oils as concentrates Process Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Ingredient THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package THC infused pre-rolls Labeling Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Mixed-light cultivation 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) Volatile solvent Small Outdoor Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Licensee Hazard Mixed-light Tier 2 adulteration Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Indoor cultivation Quality control operation Qualified individual Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Small Indoor Cultivation Immature plant Track and trace system Universal symbol Mature plant Preventive controls Personnel Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) and more.


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