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

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


Last updated on November 9, 2019



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