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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 packaging and labeling requirements CDPH-9041 commercial cannabis manufacturing activity shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Owner adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2020 laws small product packaging medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together transporting cannabis goods 120 days Bond in the amount of $5,000 MCSB regulatory framework cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Temporary License Application regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises basic nutritional information at least 20% ownership interest Proposition 65 recordkeeping 100 mg of THC per package Personnel Requirements A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity manufacturing product formulation CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing labels not be attractive Application Checklist Retailer (Type 10) Heavy Metals Testing California Department of Public Health tamper-evident identity of the product Category I Residual Pesticides Testing ownership premises is not within a Government Transport vehicles alarm system concentrate extracts Local Authorization temporary license Cultivation less than 10,000 A-license retailers tinctures member manager premises diagram entry into the legal, regulated market California Public Records Act amount of sodium financial interest holder disposal and destruction methods Vehicle Requirements cannabis waste California Department of Public Health (CDPH) licensed cannabis manufacturers local jurisdiction ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Foreign Material Testing opaque exit package Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) health claims an officer or director of a cannabis business Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) cannabis cartoons disposal exit packaging destruction of cannabis goods Temporary event up to 4 days evidence of rehabilitation cannabis industries annual license application transportation of cannabis goods state cannabis licensing loop system cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) sanitary workplaces Licensees contaminants period of 120 days packaging and labeling equity interest in a commercial cannabis business informational panel cannabis adult-use products comply with all packaging and labeling requirements laboratory quality assurance licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Local Issuing Authority Transition Period cultivation alcoholic beverages 2020 updates 2020 problems licensing cannabis distributors compliance with local jurisdiction evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control mandated warning statements health impacts of cannabis commercial kitchens BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL testing of cannabis goods 2020 recent news sampling standards medicinal and adult-use markets cannabis event organizer license local jurisdiction’s requirements license review process loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) labeling MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH microbusinesses Arranging for laboratory testing Licensee Lookup Tool purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands dried flower Premises Diagram Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Distributor transport Business Information Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Food-grade Butter/Oil no infusion of nicotine CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Local Jurisdictions Identifying information Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) A-license and an M-license THC levels hang tag or a peel-back label allergen information Category II Residual Pesticides Testing transportation shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS persons 21 years of age or older amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Premises Information Manufacturing (non-volatile) cannabis training Financial Interest Cannabinoids Testing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises MCSB’s temporary license application Mycotoxins Testing amount of THC content Business Organizational volatile solvent remove THC/CBD medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity edible products delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods testing methods cannabis sales and/or consumption hydrocarbon-based solvents manufacturer's name cannabis plants sales of cannabis goods nonlaboratory quality control finished product The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) 2020 proposed changes supplemental label local jurisdiction authorization investment into a commercial cannabis business certified by a California-licensed engineer Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles testing lab shared-use manufacturing facilities Mechanical security and cannabis waste disposal emergency regulations infusion some nutritional facts requiring refrigeration commercial cannabis products ingredient list 2020 issues 2020 important information definition of owner secondary package Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products payable to the state of California Cannabis Manufacturing Financial information re-sealable Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 commercial cannabis manufacturing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing edibles packaging opaque transport cannabis goods to retailer periods of 90 days extensions no infusion of alcohol The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) three cannabis licensing authorities storage of cannabis goods limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving M-license product guidelines list of artificial food colorings Form # CDPH-9041 pre-made or purchased 2020 new laws Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Fingerprints Proposed Section 40133 licensing cannabis retailers operating premises Temporary Cannabis Event 600-foot radius of a school Butane/Hexane/Propane exception for testing laboratories potentially-hazardous foods Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 access to the area(s) extraction Live Scans for each owner highly-concentrated oils or waxes conditional license 2020 resolutions Completed Temporary License Application Form surety bond licensed premises activity for a period of 120 days distributors Moisture Content Testing motor carrier permit quality control public Licensee Lookup Tool persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business consumption of alcohol or tobacco Manufactured Cannabis 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manufacturing activities testing laboratories The California Department of Public Health's cannabis cultivation licensing 2020 regulations waste management laws manufacturing practices required limits licensed cannabis distributors 2020 revisions Industrial Hemp Advisory Board medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing 600 foot radius of a school operating procedures commercial cannabis manufacturing in California CDPH-issued universal symbol Seller’s permit number security Labor peace agreement Microbusiness property for the commercial cannabis activity written procedures for inventory control Edibles– Products stickers 2020 compliance structure and formation documents waste disposal Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) onsite consumption of cannabis goods child-resistant packaging designated structure Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods no added caffeine shipping manifest capsules secured area immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Carbon Dioxide (CO2) inventory 2020 fines ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation product as a candy prohibited onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods supply chain Premises diagram Temporary License Application Information Operating Procedures Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Terpenoids Testing diagram of the business’s layout manned motor vehicle chain of custody managing member Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) manufacturers who package for other producers Licensee Information primary panel requirements licensing scheme must enter certain events protocol Type S share facility space procedures for inventory control paper inserted into the packaging regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis carbohydrates and fat per serving minimum standards for extraction processes separate applications online licensing system compliance with regulations conducting quality assurance review manufacture cannabis products packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch CDTFA seller’s permit public health and safety final form tobacco products packaging Individual Owner aggregate interest of 20% or more supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products inventory and quality control Local Authorization Attachment commercial cannabis manufacturers three state cannabis-licensing authorities Physical address cannabis market transportation and security Extractions using CO2 M-licensees licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories disclosure of all criminal convictions Track and Trace licensing cannabis microbusinesses sanitary and hazard-free environment meat and seafood, and other products Ethanol Bond and Insurance Information and more.

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


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