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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding conditional license convicted of a substantially related crime BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL small product packaging 2018 new laws secondary packaging Distributor transport supplemental label recordkeeping Personnel Requirements licensed premises workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control diagram of the business’s layout supply chain annual license application CDTFA seller’s permit required limits Edibles– Products child-resistant packaging limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving disclosure of all criminal convictions loop system premises diagram local jurisdiction’s requirements motor carrier permit Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Manufacturing (non-volatile) mandated warning statements procedures for inventory control medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity operating procedures licensed cannabis manufacturers Temporary License Application MCSB cannabis training period of 120 days meat and seafood, and other products quality control contaminants LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS testing laboratories unique ID/batch number designated structure CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL M-licensees Food-grade Butter/Oil extraction security and cannabis waste disposal emergency regulations Licensees cultivation highly-concentrated oils or waxes Premises diagram Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Local Authorization Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch distributors health impacts of cannabis Temporary event up to 4 days volatile solvent financial interest holder Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates surety bond identity of the product 2018 regulations Cannabinoids Testing transportation packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Temporary Cannabis Event licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories transporting cannabis goods shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company 120 days onsite consumption of cannabis goods 2018 resolutions sales of cannabis goods The California Department of Public Health's opaque exit package Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) waste disposal three state cannabis-licensing authorities cannabis sales and/or consumption local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing labels not be attractive THC levels 2018 fines Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 payable to the state of California primary panel requirements Cultivation less than 10,000 list of artificial food colorings Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act CDPH-9041 Bond and Insurance Information disposal California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale licensing cannabis retailers Local Issuing Authority Form # CDPH-9041 exit packaging valid waiver highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Completed Temporary License Application Form cannabis event organizer license operating premises 2018 laws CO2 and ethanol extractions Moisture Content Testing some nutritional facts Operating Procedures Owner commercial cannabis activity Heavy Metals Testing child-resistant outer package finished product hang tag or a peel-back label infusion 600-foot radius of a school ingredient list cannabis industries product formulation requiring refrigeration disposal and destruction methods edibles packaging opaque immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Business Information property for the commercial cannabis activity purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Cannabis Manufacturing basic nutritional information consumption of alcohol or tobacco entry into the legal, regulated market Carbon Dioxide (CO2) protocol final form inhalable cannabis amount of sodium at least 99% purity Labor peace agreement Identifying information testing lab Physical address public health and safety Ethanol access to the area(s) manufacturers who package for other producers local jurisdiction structure and formation documents medicinal and adult-use markets at least 20% ownership interest regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California shared-use manufacturing facilities hydrocarbon-based solvents A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity manufacturing cannabis products cannabis waste extracts allergen information CDPH-issued universal symbol A-license manufacturing activities Business Organizational capsules evidence of rehabilitation Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 retailers Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) exception for testing laboratories packaging ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation manufacture cannabis products investment into a commercial cannabis business Application Checklist potentially-hazardous foods inventory an officer or director of a cannabis business licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers 600 foot radius of a school medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing 2018 updates secondary package transport cannabis goods to retailer Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division 2018 revisions Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles sanitary and hazard-free environment 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Mechanical sanitary workplaces Individual Owner 2018 issues Local Jurisdictions Criminal History Distributor Transport Only Arranging for laboratory testing microbusinesses Licensee Lookup Tool track and trace system Temporary License Application Information 2018 compliance loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods testing methods inventory and quality control no infusion of nicotine Premises Diagram dried flower cannabis cultivation licensing chain of custody licensed cannabis distributors Proposed Section 40133 medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together tobacco products no added caffeine labeling delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Premises Information 2018 problems aggregate interest of 20% or more MCSB’s temporary license application 100 mg of THC per package Water/Food-grade Dry Ice cannabis plants manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) security laboratory quality assurance scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises medicinal commercial cannabis activity Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) sampling standards good manufacturing practices persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods compliance with regulations Track and Trace supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing California Public Records Act licensing scheme Microbusiness tinctures Retailer (Type 10) A-license and an M-license paper inserted into the packaging Industrial Hemp Advisory Board alcoholic beverages local jurisdiction authorization activity for a period of 120 days testing of cannabis goods transportation and security comply with all packaging and labeling requirements managing member tamper-evident persons 21 years of age or older Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Mycotoxins Testing secured area packaging and labeling amount of THC content re-sealable Proposition 65 shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit definition of owner transportation of cannabis goods contaminant free product as a candy prohibited A-licensees manufacturer's name destruction of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing Bond in the amount of $5,000 member manager M-license vape cartridges must enter certain events Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) licensing cannabis distributors license review process health claims cannabis cartoons evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Transition Period Financial Interest commercial cannabis manufacturing activity ownership premises is not within a Government concentrate government warning statement label CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) pre-made or purchased ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Licensee Information cannabis market remove THC/CBD manned motor vehicle licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises 2018 recent news equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Fingerprints commercial cannabis manufacturers packaging and labeling requirements online licensing system commercial kitchens manufacturing practices Financial information state cannabis licensing 2018 proposed changes The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) minimum standards for extraction processes adult-use commercial cannabis activity cannabis adult-use products Retailer (nonstorefront) medicinal and adult-use or both markets certified by a California-licensed engineer Percentage of ownership written procedures for inventory control Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 California Department of Public Health Local Authorization Attachment Transport vehicles alarm system shipping manifest Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) licensed physical location (premises) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Live Scans for each owner informational panel Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Foreign Material Testing separate applications licensed cannabis cultivators storage of cannabis goods product guidelines Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Seller’s permit number Type S share facility space limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) stickers Terpenoids Testing waste management laws nonlaboratory quality control carbohydrates and fat per serving no infusion of alcohol sugar licensing cannabis microbusinesses conducting quality assurance review periods of 90 days extensions public Licensee Lookup Tool compliance with local jurisdiction commercial cannabis products Butane/Hexane/Propane Vehicle Requirements Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing topicals amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package regulatory framework the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) edible products three cannabis licensing authorities Extractions using CO2 temporary license manufacturing 2018 important information commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Category I Residual Pesticides Testing and more.

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


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