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 Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Temporary License Application manufacturer's name finished product quality control property for the commercial cannabis activity must enter certain events medicinal and adult-use markets 2018 proposed changes Cannabinoids Testing child-resistant packaging tinctures licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Personnel Requirements annual license application Individual Owner Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) amount of THC content Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) onsite consumption of cannabis goods onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods conducting quality assurance review licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Financial Interest minimum standards for extraction processes primary panel requirements recordkeeping Proposed Section 40133 inventory and quality control valid waiver dried flower evidence of rehabilitation unique ID/batch number comply with all packaging and labeling requirements opaque exit package access to the area(s) Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) stickers Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Moisture Content Testing protocol CDPH-issued universal symbol Temporary event up to 4 days 2018 fines limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package commercial cannabis manufacturing operating premises concentrate A-licensees limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving licensing cannabis retailers Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Local Authorization Attachment packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) medicinal and adult-use or both markets no infusion of alcohol Microbusiness conditional license required limits packaging and labeling supply chain The California Department of Public Health's labels not be attractive at least 20% ownership interest Edibles– Products Premises Diagram 2018 regulations Heavy Metals Testing Transition Period at least 99% purity nonlaboratory quality control investment into a commercial cannabis business 2018 issues persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business licensed cannabis manufacturers persons 21 years of age or older the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) A-license and an M-license no infusion of nicotine managing member basic nutritional information local jurisdiction M-license license review process Completed Temporary License Application Form commercial kitchens 2018 problems activity for a period of 120 days three cannabis licensing authorities cannabis training some nutritional facts exception for testing laboratories Bond in the amount of $5,000 Licensees amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package 600 foot radius of a school Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Manufacturing (non-volatile) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis health impacts of cannabis disclosure of all criminal convictions manufacturing practices ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Business Information Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division vape cartridges licensing scheme Physical address commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Foreign Material Testing contaminant free Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis plants licensing cannabis microbusinesses compliance with regulations secured area track and trace system licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises labeling commercial cannabis activity California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles cannabis industries cannabis cultivation licensing cannabis market waste management laws product formulation transporting cannabis goods workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Water/Food-grade Dry Ice licensed cannabis cultivators motor carrier permit 2018 revisions paper inserted into the packaging commercial cannabis products Terpenoids Testing 2018 updates infusion chain of custody 2018 compliance Food-grade Butter/Oil LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) hydrocarbon-based solvents Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Proposition 65 Fingerprints manufacturing activities payable to the state of California Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing licensed cannabis distributors M-licensees product guidelines transportation California Department of Public Health written procedures for inventory control temporary license 2018 new laws three state cannabis-licensing authorities list of artificial food colorings Premises Information Licensee Information THC levels manned motor vehicle loan provided to a commercial cannabis business cannabis event organizer license informational panel requiring refrigeration Financial information cannabis cartoons medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity procedures for inventory control BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL compliance with local jurisdiction Track and Trace licensing cannabis distributors allergen information Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Cannabis Manufacturing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Local Authorization shipping manifest scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises edibles packaging opaque alcoholic beverages manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) capsules entry into the legal, regulated market good manufacturing practices sampling standards tamper-evident volatile solvent Temporary License Application Information local jurisdiction authorization Transport vehicles alarm system Type S share facility space Mechanical Labor peace agreement sanitary workplaces transportation and security Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Retailer (nonstorefront) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Operating Procedures distributors mandated warning statements meat and seafood, and other products periods of 90 days extensions ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products MCSB storage of cannabis goods convicted of a substantially related crime secondary packaging supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery cannabis adult-use products designated structure an officer or director of a cannabis business regulatory framework 100 mg of THC per package commercial cannabis manufacturing in California ingredient list inventory Criminal History sugar 2018 resolutions Business Organizational cannabis sales and/or consumption final form secondary package CO2 and ethanol extractions licensed premises extracts delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods packaging consumption of alcohol or tobacco laboratory quality assurance manufacturing Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) 120 days Local Jurisdictions Local Issuing Authority emergency regulations highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin testing laboratories contaminants California Public Records Act sanitary and hazard-free environment Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 packaging and labeling requirements local jurisdiction’s requirements Distributor Transport Only testing lab operating procedures microbusinesses carbohydrates and fat per serving regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California 2018 laws cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) state cannabis licensing Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) CDTFA seller’s permit small product packaging online licensing system tobacco products Bond and Insurance Information Industrial Hemp Advisory Board child-resistant outer package structure and formation documents pre-made or purchased purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands manufacturers who package for other producers certified by a California-licensed engineer loop system product as a candy prohibited security cannabis waste extraction surety bond Temporary Cannabis Event Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods 2018 recent news waste disposal public health and safety Mycotoxins Testing medicinal commercial cannabis activity licensed physical location (premises) re-sealable premises diagram health claims cultivation Retailer (Type 10) MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH identity of the product amount of sodium manufacturing cannabis products government warning statement label supplemental label ownership premises is not within a Government inhalable cannabis public Licensee Lookup Tool CDPH-9041 topicals Vehicle Requirements Owner A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Butane/Hexane/Propane destruction of cannabis goods hang tag or a peel-back label Seller’s permit number Form # CDPH-9041 medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together adult-use commercial cannabis activity diagram of the business’s layout Identifying information no added caffeine shared-use manufacturing facilities Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch security and cannabis waste disposal shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit testing of cannabis goods Live Scans for each owner Cultivation less than 10,000 disposal local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations 600-foot radius of a school testing methods manufacture cannabis products MCSB’s temporary license application Ethanol shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company remove THC/CBD disposal and destruction methods commercial cannabis manufacturers The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) definition of owner highly-concentrated oils or waxes Premises diagram Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 retailers Extractions using CO2 potentially-hazardous foods financial interest holder transportation of cannabis goods period of 120 days Distributor transport edible products CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL aggregate interest of 20% or more member manager A-license separate applications cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Application Checklist Arranging for laboratory testing Percentage of ownership exit packaging 2018 important information transport cannabis goods to retailer sales of cannabis goods evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises and more.

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


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