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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding infusion manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis must enter certain events Licensees Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products 2019 compliance manufacturing practices exit packaging packaging sugar Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) disposal medicinal commercial cannabis activity cannabis cartoons scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2019 important information exception for testing laboratories Local Jurisdictions THC levels CDPH-issued universal symbol Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) evidence of rehabilitation disclosure of all criminal convictions compliance with local jurisdiction medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Type S share facility space Premises Diagram Personnel Requirements ingredient list 2019 resolutions opaque exit package Proposed Section 40133 transportation and security access to the area(s) final form Temporary event up to 4 days compliance with regulations payable to the state of California Transition Period equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Temporary License Application investment into a commercial cannabis business edibles packaging opaque licensing cannabis distributors labeling licensed physical location (premises) Transport vehicles alarm system licensed cannabis cultivators Moisture Content Testing cultivation financial interest holder Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cannabis sales and/or consumption activity for a period of 120 days health claims diagram of the business’s layout required limits Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) child-resistant outer package medicinal and adult-use markets regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California quality control cannabis waste list of artificial food colorings Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 tamper-evident hydrocarbon-based solvents Licensee Information some nutritional facts primary panel requirements licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises aggregate interest of 20% or more local jurisdiction’s requirements Local Authorization unique ID/batch number Individual Owner Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) small product packaging public health and safety no infusion of nicotine Extractions using CO2 California Department of Public Health Butane/Hexane/Propane medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing MCSB Identifying information product as a candy prohibited contaminant free 2019 updates Carbon Dioxide (CO2) manufacturer's name packaging and labeling Retailer (Type 10) adult-use commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling requirements 2019 new laws transportation of cannabis goods managing member 2019 issues separate applications contaminants ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market valid waiver Temporary Cannabis Event The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch sanitary workplaces workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control health impacts of cannabis at least 20% ownership interest packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cannabis market no added caffeine A-licensees limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Bond in the amount of $5,000 shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company persons 21 years of age or older local jurisdiction CDPH-9041 Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Local Issuing Authority Local Authorization Attachment annual license application public Licensee Lookup Tool security motor carrier permit testing lab cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale labels not be attractive CDTFA seller’s permit Business Organizational commercial cannabis manufacturing activity medicinal and adult-use or both markets Form # CDPH-9041 Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch at least 99% purity Distributor Transport Only microbusinesses mandated warning statements Percentage of ownership temporary license cannabis event organizer license certified by a California-licensed engineer licensed premises cannabis training topicals loan provided to a commercial cannabis business commercial cannabis manufacturers Food-grade Butter/Oil manned motor vehicle Category II Residual Pesticides Testing sampling standards Water/Food-grade Dry Ice secured area security and cannabis waste disposal tinctures amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package 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crime Seller’s permit number commercial cannabis manufacturing inventory and quality control property for the commercial cannabis activity identity of the product license review process waste disposal licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises transportation commercial cannabis products no infusion of alcohol ownership premises is not within a Government Cultivation less than 10,000 extracts LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS amount of THC content informational panel vape cartridges local jurisdiction authorization consumption of alcohol or tobacco surety bond designated structure 2019 problems Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division protocol licensing scheme licensing cannabis retailers structure and formation documents MCSB’s temporary license application limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package 2019 fines edible products licensed cannabis manufacturers Physical address secondary packaging the 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2019 laws nonlaboratory quality control premises diagram disposal and destruction methods hang tag or a peel-back label distributors regulatory framework volatile solvent allergen information Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) supply chain 600 foot radius of a school testing of cannabis goods 600-foot radius of a school finished product highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin inventory operating procedures licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Foreign Material Testing cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Owner paper inserted into the packaging Bond and Insurance Information meat and seafood, and other products remove THC/CBD cannabis plants ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS carbohydrates and fat per serving definition of owner The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) onsite consumption of cannabis goods Distributor transport Cannabis Manufacturing capsules 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In addition, Personnel Microorganisms Verification Extraction Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) UID Edible cannabis product Medium Indoor Pest Nursery Hazard Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) CBD Type 10 (Retailer) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Wet weight Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock M-license gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Cultivation In-process material Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Canopy Finished product Quality Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Track-and-trace systems Outdoor cultivation Net weight Commercial cannabis activity Sanitize Type N – for infusions Manufacturer licensee Infusion Processor Request for Live Scan Specialty Cottage Indoor Informational panel Distribution MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 11 (Distributor) Universal symbol THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Small Outdoor Immature plant Quality control personnel Nonmanufactured cannabis product Mixed-light cultivation Topical cannabis product Processing Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Holding Component Preventive controls Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Raw material Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Validation infused pre-rolls Quality control operation Premises Specialty Cottage Outdoor Watts per square foot Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Processing aid alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Flowering Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Harvest Batch Dried flower Small Indoor track and trace system Type 12 (Microbusiness) Kief Mature plant Ingredient Applicant Primary panel Environmental pathogen Package Proposition 65 warning statement Mixed-light Tier 1 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Cannabis product Licensee Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Unique identifier Quarantine Actual yield Adequate Specialty Indoor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Track and trace system Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Pathogen Limited-access area Type P Packaging & Labeling Only list of cannabis manufacturers package flower or pre-rolls Type P – for packaging and labeling only THC cannabis concentrates Batch Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Department Manufacture Qualified individual Theoretical yield Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Indoor cultivation Product Identity Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Nonvolatile solvent Allergen DPH-17-010E Pre-roll Serving Cultivation site Medium Outdoor Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Contact surface CBD from industrial hemp Adulterated Bureau Process cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Volatile solvent Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Monitor Lot Specialty Outdoor Adult-use Market Mixed-light Tier 2 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 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) adulteration Labeling Allergen cross-contact and more.


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