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

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

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