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

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


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