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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Butane/Hexane/Propane extraction conditional license 600-foot radius of a school Local Authorization re-sealable volatile solvent microbusinesses compliance with local jurisdiction the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale licensing cannabis retailers state cannabis licensing destruction of cannabis goods cannabis plants Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) diagram of the business’s layout Heavy Metals Testing M-licensees Temporary License Application Financial Interest medicinal and adult-use or both markets regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis allergen information Form # CDPH-9041 Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) evidence of rehabilitation basic nutritional information Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 pre-made or purchased Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Ethanol good manufacturing practices Premises Diagram Seller’s permit number cultivation Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Transport vehicles alarm system mandated warning statements recordkeeping 600 foot radius of a school loop system conducting quality assurance review Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Terpenoids Testing some nutritional facts persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business commercial cannabis manufacturing Local Jurisdictions MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH packaging and labeling requirements potentially-hazardous foods no added caffeine child-resistant outer package CO2 and ethanol extractions product as a candy prohibited public health and safety vape cartridges Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Edibles– Products Physical address Retailer (Type 10) track and trace system investment into a commercial cannabis business sugar Food-grade Butter/Oil 2019 proposed changes 2019 fines CDPH-9041 finished product M-license exit packaging California Department of Public Health local jurisdiction authorization Industrial Hemp Advisory Board 2019 problems ingredient list medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing The California Department of Public Health's Financial information Track and Trace scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises no infusion of alcohol Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products manufacturers who package for other producers MCSB’s temporary license application sales of cannabis goods amount of THC content disclosure of all criminal convictions Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity informational panel 2019 compliance BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL comply with all packaging and labeling requirements written procedures for inventory control period of 120 days amount of sodium chain of custody Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control shares of stock that are less 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and adult-use markets distributors Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) disposal infusion protocol final form testing lab labeling packaging manufacturing practices 2019 recent news medicinal commercial cannabis activity Licensees at least 99% purity aggregate interest of 20% or more no infusion of nicotine delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods tobacco products 120 days Distributor transport ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises 100 mg of THC per package nonlaboratory quality control structure and formation documents LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS sanitary and hazard-free environment annual license application workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control supply chain purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) hydrocarbon-based solvents Transition Period separate applications transporting cannabis goods product guidelines 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resolutions California Public Records Act Fingerprints highly-concentrated oils or waxes storage of cannabis goods list of artificial food colorings convicted of a substantially related crime manufacturer's name exception for testing laboratories Premises diagram ownership premises is not within a Government Licensee Information waste management laws Operating Procedures shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit cannabis industries Temporary event up to 4 days waste disposal product formulation secured area transportation of cannabis goods operating premises activity for a period of 120 days Moisture Content Testing transport cannabis goods to retailer Extractions using CO2 Business Information manned motor vehicle compliance with regulations managing member and more.

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


Last updated on April 22, 2019



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