California Cannabis Attorney's Guide
Regulations, Licensing & Compliance










California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

Download PNG file or Download JPG file



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

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


Disclaimer: Informational and educational purposes. Self-help services (not legal advice). Site is not affiliated with any state agency. Note that site might not contain the most updated information. Your receipt of any information from this site does not create a relationship. Prior results do not guarantee or suggest a similar result in other matters. No promise is made with regard to services or content's reliability, availabilty, or ability to meet any needs. Information and services provided "AS IS."

All Rights Reserved