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

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


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