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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding A-license exit packaging shipping manifest adult-use commercial cannabis activity A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity extraction Moisture Content Testing Completed Temporary License Application Form licensed cannabis distributors product as a candy prohibited 120 days Category II Residual Pesticides Testing contaminant free Bond in the amount of $5,000 Local Authorization financial interest holder product guidelines medicinal commercial cannabis activity sugar manufacture cannabis products ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market three cannabis licensing authorities cannabis sales and/or consumption regulatory framework online licensing system cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis 2020 regulations loop system Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Temporary License Application cannabis cultivation licensing equity interest in a commercial cannabis business laboratory quality assurance microbusinesses highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin manufacturing cannabis products Premises Information evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises licensing cannabis distributors THC levels tinctures Manufacturing (non-volatile) public Licensee Lookup Tool testing lab sampling standards health claims surety bond quality control three state cannabis-licensing authorities immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Percentage of ownership good manufacturing practices licensed cannabis manufacturers exception for testing laboratories Physical address Type S share facility space Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Food-grade Butter/Oil no added caffeine shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit certified by a California-licensed engineer regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California waste disposal licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS operating procedures motor carrier permit evidence of rehabilitation diagram of the business’s layout Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control disposal valid waiver pre-made or purchased activity for a period of 120 days compliance with local jurisdiction Microbusiness security and cannabis waste disposal comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Premises Diagram Licensee Lookup Tool Ethanol commercial cannabis manufacturing informational panel alcoholic beverages infusion limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) MCSB periods of 90 days extensions tamper-evident packaging and labeling requirements 2020 laws destruction of cannabis goods emergency regulations highly-concentrated oils or waxes track and trace system manufacturing practices medicinal and adult-use or both 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Extractions using CO2 Identifying information public health and safety MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH CDTFA seller’s permit licensing cannabis retailers CDPH-9041 testing laboratories unique ID/batch number Fingerprints Retailer (Type 10) ownership premises is not within a Government remove THC/CBD Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) no infusion of nicotine Local Authorization Attachment Terpenoids Testing annual license application Live Scans for each owner chain of custody amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Operating Procedures onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods testing methods California Public Records Act Local Jurisdictions paper inserted into the packaging secondary package capsules limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving small product packaging mandated warning statements transportation and security workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control 2020 revisions extracts shares of stock that are less than 5% of 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cannabis manufacturers cannabis adult-use products Transition Period secured area tobacco products manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) inventory manufacturer's name Application Checklist Owner local jurisdiction’s requirements no infusion of alcohol persons 21 years of age or older Retailer (nonstorefront) distributors A-license and an M-license 600-foot radius of a school scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2020 important information must enter certain events inventory and quality control Licensees Proposition 65 Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division inhalable cannabis member manager California Department of Public Health Butane/Hexane/Propane transport cannabis goods to retailer Arranging for laboratory testing health impacts of cannabis 2020 updates supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products licensing cannabis microbusinesses hydrocarbon-based solvents medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing California Department of Public Health (CDPH) supplemental label Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) commercial cannabis manufacturing in California shared-use manufacturing facilities Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 transportation security amount of THC content Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 consumption of alcohol or tobacco structure and formation documents 2020 fines Local Issuing Authority vape cartridges packaging child-resistant packaging packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products testing of cannabis goods transporting cannabis goods cannabis waste M-licensees 2020 resolutions Heavy Metals Testing and more.

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


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