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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California exception for testing laboratories Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Heavy Metals Testing loan provided to a commercial cannabis business track and trace system onsite consumption of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Retailer (nonstorefront) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) microbusinesses Industrial Hemp Advisory Board transportation of cannabis goods Carbon Dioxide (CO2) remove THC/CBD secondary packaging Owner emergency regulations ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS annual license application M-licensees sanitary workplaces M-license re-sealable manufacturing practices conditional license an officer or director of a cannabis business tamper-evident good manufacturing practices Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles cannabis industries Business Information managing member Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) loop system online licensing system Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2020 regulations Seller’s permit number Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories shipping manifest labeling THC levels Terpenoids Testing Foreign Material Testing CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Fingerprints 2020 new laws Identifying information LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Premises Information highly-concentrated oils or waxes The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Mycotoxins Testing 600 foot radius of a school primary panel requirements Manufacturing (non-volatile) Live Scans for each owner storage of cannabis goods operating premises purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Track and Trace government warning statement label Bond and Insurance Information Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch local jurisdiction authorization three state cannabis-licensing authorities 100 mg of THC per package licensing cannabis microbusinesses pre-made or purchased certified by a California-licensed engineer Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) sampling standards must enter certain events Temporary Cannabis Event Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 entry into the legal, regulated market 2020 compliance Completed Temporary License Application Form cannabis waste potentially-hazardous foods licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises unique ID/batch number MCSB manned motor vehicle licensing cannabis retailers identity of the product testing lab cannabis adult-use products commercial kitchens limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving product guidelines medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) no added caffeine required limits Percentage of ownership testing laboratories hydrocarbon-based solvents California Department of Public Health (CDPH) commercial cannabis manufacturers local jurisdiction licensing cannabis distributors equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act medicinal and adult-use or both markets Labor peace agreement packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL ingredient list Temporary event up to 4 days transport cannabis goods to retailer secondary package shared-use manufacturing facilities Local Jurisdictions local jurisdiction’s requirements supplemental label payable to the state of California Licensees 2020 proposed changes premises diagram The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) protocol immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery inventory transportation and security infusion no infusion of alcohol contaminant free manufacturing cannabis products cannabis event organizer license definition of owner diagram of the business’s layout testing of cannabis goods extraction investment into a commercial cannabis business amount of THC content Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) financial interest holder comply with all packaging and labeling requirements security and cannabis waste disposal manufacturer's name Individual Owner product as a candy prohibited extracts opaque exit package Transition Period Retailer (Type 10) inventory and quality control Temporary License Application shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Personnel Requirements meat and seafood, and other products Edibles– Products supply chain Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division security convicted of a substantially related crime Mechanical Proposed Section 40133 CDPH-issued universal symbol destruction of cannabis goods carbohydrates and fat per serving licensed cannabis distributors mandated warning statements temporary license Local Issuing Authority medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing 120 days medicinal and adult-use markets ownership premises is not within a Government regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis CDPH-9041 volatile solvent Distributor transport limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Physical address some nutritional facts 2020 revisions Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Food-grade Butter/Oil adult-use commercial cannabis activity Vehicle Requirements manufacturing activities persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Ethanol conducting quality assurance review Cultivation less than 10,000 2020 fines CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL edible products Application Checklist Local Authorization Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Extractions using CO2 informational panel distributors CO2 and ethanol extractions scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises CDTFA seller’s permit topicals licensed physical location (premises) Premises Diagram structure and formation documents Cannabis Manufacturing member manager waste disposal A-licensees child-resistant outer package allergen information retailers procedures for inventory control sugar vape cartridges delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Butane/Hexane/Propane edibles packaging opaque designated structure at least 99% purity evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises packaging disposal and destruction methods MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Financial Interest MCSB’s temporary license application regulatory framework public Licensee Lookup Tool access to the area(s) requiring refrigeration 2020 updates cannabis sales and/or consumption no infusion of nicotine cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale minimum standards for extraction processes separate applications dried flower Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Microbusiness licensing scheme consumption of alcohol or tobacco evidence of rehabilitation child-resistant packaging California Public Records Act Water/Food-grade Dry Ice transporting cannabis goods compliance with local jurisdiction periods of 90 days extensions Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Distributor Transport Only operating procedures waste management laws license review process licensed cannabis cultivators workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control medicinal commercial cannabis activity laboratory quality assurance capsules health impacts of cannabis The California Department of Public Health's Proposition 65 at least 20% ownership interest period of 120 days manufacturing licensed premises Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation basic nutritional information 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market surety bond Transport vehicles alarm system tobacco products paper inserted into the packaging labels not be attractive packaging and labeling cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers product formulation Business Organizational Financial information Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) 2020 problems tinctures 600-foot radius of a school testing methods nonlaboratory quality control Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control transportation supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Moisture Content Testing Type S share facility space licensed cannabis manufacturers chain of custody Criminal History 2020 important information finished product medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity disclosure of all criminal convictions Category II Residual Pesticides Testing highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) final form 2020 issues Licensee Lookup Tool alcoholic beverages state cannabis licensing cannabis cultivation licensing disposal Operating Procedures quality control Form # CDPH-9041 cannabis cartoons written procedures for inventory control valid waiver 2020 laws compliance with regulations secured area motor carrier permit 2020 resolutions hang tag or a peel-back label stickers sales of cannabis goods Cannabinoids Testing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) property for the commercial cannabis activity contaminants exit packaging cannabis training amount of sodium 2020 recent news commercial cannabis activity commercial cannabis manufacturing Licensee Information cannabis market packaging and labeling requirements cultivation sanitary and hazard-free environment shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit activity for a period of 120 days Bond in the amount of $5,000 manufacturers who package for other producers recordkeeping persons 21 years of age or older cannabis plants public health and safety health claims A-license inhalable cannabis manufacture cannabis products commercial cannabis manufacturing activity amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Premises diagram concentrate Temporary License Application Information Arranging for laboratory testing Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) aggregate interest of 20% or more small product packaging Local Authorization Attachment Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) list of artificial food colorings three cannabis licensing authorities A-license and an M-license Category I Residual Pesticides Testing California Department of Public Health commercial cannabis products and more.

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

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