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

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


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