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

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


Last updated on December 4, 2019



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