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

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


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