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

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


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