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

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


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