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

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