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

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


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