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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


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

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


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