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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control aggregate interest of 20% or more workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control requiring refrigeration California Department of Public Health compliance with regulations Mycotoxins Testing 2020 recent news local jurisdiction’s requirements cannabis industries hang tag or a peel-back label finished product Track and Trace pre-made or purchased licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) California Public Records Act Temporary Cannabis Event 2020 regulations microbusinesses cannabis plants Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Temporary License Application alcoholic beverages Financial Interest capsules extracts temporary license cannabis cultivation licensing evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises transportation Local Authorization small product packaging Temporary event up to 4 days no added caffeine Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Vehicle Requirements Live Scans for each owner health claims primary panel requirements inhalable cannabis Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Premises Diagram Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) medicinal commercial cannabis activity recordkeeping transportation of cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Moisture Content Testing tamper-evident security and cannabis waste disposal Application Checklist Industrial Hemp Advisory Board packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Distributor Transport Only product guidelines inventory and quality control motor carrier permit surety bond 100 mg of THC per package Owner Fingerprints Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 licensing cannabis retailers Labor peace agreement separate applications A-license and an M-license 2020 problems waste management laws testing of cannabis goods persons 21 years of age or older Type S share facility space Retailer (nonstorefront) protocol mandated warning statements distributors ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package sampling standards basic nutritional information MCSB Category I Residual Pesticides Testing evidence of rehabilitation Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2020 laws certified by a California-licensed engineer conducting quality assurance review operating procedures cannabis waste onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Proposed Section 40133 track and trace system comply with all packaging and labeling requirements waste disposal shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company cannabis adult-use products Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products product formulation Heavy Metals Testing 2020 issues financial interest holder allergen information good manufacturing practices CDTFA seller’s permit Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Cannabinoids Testing transportation and security licensed cannabis manufacturers supplemental label manufacturing activities convicted of a substantially related crime emergency regulations tobacco products security Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) at least 99% purity licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Extractions using CO2 exception for testing laboratories A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity member manager highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Licensee Lookup Tool The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) 2020 proposed changes Arranging for laboratory testing potentially-hazardous foods Completed Temporary License Application Form minimum standards for extraction processes MCSB’s temporary license application Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 licensing cannabis distributors Butane/Hexane/Propane scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Premises Information testing laboratories sugar contaminant free annual license application Water/Food-grade Dry Ice local jurisdiction authorization testing methods amount of sodium Foreign Material Testing commercial kitchens Business Information Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division child-resistant packaging 2020 new laws Local Issuing Authority health impacts of cannabis CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Form # CDPH-9041 designated structure edibles packaging opaque labels not be attractive required limits Ethanol ownership premises is not within a Government re-sealable medicinal and adult-use markets the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Food-grade Butter/Oil Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market quality control Proposition 65 shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit topicals Terpenoids Testing some nutritional facts amount of THC content 2020 compliance medicinal and adult-use or both markets cultivation medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Bond and Insurance Information Percentage of ownership paper inserted into the packaging packaging Personnel Requirements immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery supply chain access to the area(s) Local Authorization Attachment sanitary and hazard-free environment secured area an officer or director of a cannabis business list of artificial food colorings written procedures for inventory control activity for a period of 120 days carbohydrates and fat per serving equity interest in a commercial cannabis business managing member licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises identity of the product commercial cannabis products no infusion of nicotine ingredient list conditional license Licensee Information packaging and labeling requirements manufacture cannabis products three state cannabis-licensing authorities opaque exit package commercial cannabis manufacturers transporting cannabis goods premises diagram 120 days shared-use manufacturing facilities product as a candy prohibited The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) disposal manned motor vehicle cannabis training 600 foot radius of a school manufacturers who package for other producers Distributor transport delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods manufacturing hydrocarbon-based solvents manufacturer's name manufacturing practices government warning statement label Retailer (Type 10) must enter certain events 600-foot radius of a school Transition Period investment into a commercial cannabis business Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Financial information Manufacturing (non-volatile) supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products valid waiver 2020 updates A-license meat and seafood, and other products at least 20% ownership interest A-licensees Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) disclosure of all criminal convictions Microbusiness Carbon Dioxide (CO2) packaging and labeling Local Jurisdictions Physical address testing lab procedures for inventory control Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Bond in the amount of $5,000 consumption of alcohol or tobacco M-license transport cannabis goods to retailer disposal and destruction methods chain of custody vape cartridges extraction informational panel highly-concentrated oils or waxes licensed physical location (premises) loan provided to a commercial cannabis business final form Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act dried flower periods of 90 days extensions Identifying information structure and formation documents Mechanical 2020 resolutions nonlaboratory quality control Temporary License Application Information inventory Criminal History M-licensees laboratory quality assurance 2020 important information commercial cannabis activity cannabis market diagram of the business’s layout California Department of Public Health (CDPH) three cannabis licensing authorities property for the commercial cannabis activity compliance with local jurisdiction CDPH-issued universal symbol loop system payable to the state of California Individual Owner persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Seller’s permit number secondary package amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package THC levels local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch period of 120 days cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale licensed cannabis cultivators CDPH-9041 cannabis event organizer license 2020 revisions concentrate exit packaging LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS labeling Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing contaminants 2020 fines Category II Residual Pesticides Testing commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Operating Procedures sanitary workplaces tinctures regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California manufacturing cannabis products sales of cannabis goods operating premises remove THC/CBD Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing shipping manifest Edibles– Products volatile solvent Cultivation less than 10,000 license review process Licensees public Licensee Lookup Tool medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing local jurisdiction Cannabis Manufacturing infusion regulatory framework Transport vehicles alarm system cannabis sales and/or consumption no infusion of alcohol The California Department of Public Health's public health and safety edible products Premises diagram licensed premises Business Organizational destruction of cannabis goods state cannabis licensing MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH cannabis cartoons unique ID/batch number definition of owner cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) secondary packaging commercial cannabis manufacturing stickers entry into the legal, regulated market commercial cannabis manufacturing activity licensed cannabis distributors retailers licensing cannabis microbusinesses adult-use commercial cannabis activity licensing scheme CO2 and ethanol extractions regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis child-resistant outer package Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation storage of cannabis goods online licensing system onsite consumption of cannabis goods and more.

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


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