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

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


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