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

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

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