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

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


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