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

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

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