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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding testing methods medicinal and adult-use or both markets consumption of alcohol or tobacco Premises Information Water/Food-grade Dry Ice California Department of Public Health cannabis waste California Department of Public Health (CDPH) A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity loan provided to a commercial cannabis business definition of owner premises diagram Carbon Dioxide (CO2) disposal Heavy Metals Testing Business Organizational licensed cannabis distributors sanitary and hazard-free environment periods of 90 days extensions onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods 120 days Microbusiness Premises diagram packaging and labeling requiring refrigeration manufacturing cannabis products CO2 and ethanol extractions edibles packaging opaque licensing cannabis retailers Distributor Transport Only no infusion of nicotine 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market conducting quality assurance review Manufacturing (non-volatile) Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) edible products health claims surety bond packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls chain of custody infusion MCSB manufacturer's name amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package aggregate interest of 20% or more Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories inventory and quality control Transition Period packaging and labeling requirements no added caffeine distributors Cannabis Manufacturing Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles manufacturing activities capsules persons 21 years of age or older exit packaging Type S share facility space Local Jurisdictions Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) minimum standards for extraction processes online licensing system product formulation transportation compliance with local jurisdiction amount of sodium product as a candy prohibited disclosure of all criminal convictions workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control dried flower local jurisdiction’s requirements Mycotoxins Testing supply chain informational panel cannabis cultivation licensing sanitary workplaces Local Authorization Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) carbohydrates and fat per serving 2019 problems 2019 important information Financial Interest list of artificial food colorings licensed cannabis manufacturers scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 activity for a period of 120 days Temporary License Application Information 600 foot radius of a school shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit 2019 fines cannabis adult-use products adult-use commercial cannabis activity Bond and Insurance Information Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing compliance with regulations Foreign Material Testing child-resistant outer package ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Premises Diagram THC levels 2019 resolutions Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises extraction cannabis training opaque exit package security and cannabis waste disposal Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates transportation of cannabis goods valid waiver cannabis event organizer license Physical address limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package cannabis sales and/or consumption medicinal commercial cannabis activity 2019 regulations child-resistant packaging Local Issuing Authority storage of cannabis goods product guidelines payable to the state of California meat and seafood, and other products pre-made or purchased CDPH-issued universal symbol ingredient list motor carrier permit temporary license Individual Owner licensed physical location (premises) Application Checklist Seller’s permit number operating premises Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Ethanol regulatory framework commercial cannabis manufacturing in California licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers manufacture cannabis products Retailer (Type 10) A-license alcoholic beverages Bond in the amount of $5,000 waste disposal BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL laboratory quality assurance loop system Licensees Extractions using CO2 paper inserted into the packaging limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving basic nutritional information secondary package testing laboratories remove THC/CBD finished product potentially-hazardous foods vape cartridges mandated warning statements regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis quality control annual license application Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) disposal and destruction methods Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Temporary Cannabis Event 2019 new laws nonlaboratory quality control conditional license extracts public health and safety Temporary event up to 4 days local jurisdiction Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Completed Temporary License Application Form Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) secured area persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business volatile solvent Fingerprints equity interest in a commercial cannabis business property for the commercial cannabis activity identity of the product required limits local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations evidence of rehabilitation packaging Proposed Section 40133 2019 issues Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch hang tag or a peel-back label health impacts of cannabis hydrocarbon-based solvents commercial cannabis activity Track and Trace Proposition 65 operating procedures topicals Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Cultivation less than 10,000 MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Transport vehicles alarm system ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation manufacturing sampling standards member manager track and trace system licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises primary panel requirements Form # CDPH-9041 Edibles– Products labels not be attractive Distributor transport unique ID/batch number Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis market three cannabis licensing authorities commercial cannabis products labeling retailers sales of cannabis goods medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together contaminant free Terpenoids Testing Percentage of ownership amount of THC content supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products convicted of a substantially related crime A-licensees Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Identifying information Live Scans for each owner recordkeeping at least 99% purity A-license and an M-license 100 mg of THC per package tobacco products shared-use manufacturing facilities Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods designated structure entry into the legal, regulated market Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale period of 120 days protocol Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Food-grade Butter/Oil government warning statement label tinctures highly-concentrated oils or waxes medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity licensing cannabis distributors shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company licensed cannabis cultivators procedures for inventory control inhalable cannabis Temporary License Application cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) access to the area(s) 2019 updates Category I Residual Pesticides Testing security structure and formation documents 2019 laws CDTFA seller’s permit good manufacturing practices Mechanical emergency regulations onsite consumption of cannabis goods testing of cannabis goods Criminal History highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Industrial Hemp Advisory Board inventory commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Butane/Hexane/Propane regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California transportation and security Moisture Content Testing Retailer (nonstorefront) written procedures for inventory control public Licensee Lookup Tool stickers state cannabis licensing certified by a California-licensed engineer contaminants allergen information medicinal and adult-use markets sugar Personnel Requirements concentrate Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods must enter certain events commercial cannabis manufacturers manned motor vehicle 2019 proposed changes medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing 2019 compliance managing member Licensee Information licensed premises microbusinesses 2019 recent news licensing cannabis microbusinesses final form The California Department of Public Health's Labor peace agreement 600-foot radius of a school M-license testing lab LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cultivation transporting cannabis goods Arranging for laboratory testing separate applications Operating Procedures manufacturing practices Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) financial interest holder Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Local Authorization Attachment secondary packaging cannabis plants commercial kitchens Owner exception for testing laboratories license review process cannabis cartoons destruction of cannabis goods The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control an officer or director of a cannabis business waste management laws California Public Records Act small product packaging CDPH-9041 Business Information the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) diagram of the business’s layout purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing M-licensees 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In addition, Universal symbol Medium Indoor 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 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Request for Live Scan Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Quality control personnel Verification Ingredient UID Premises Contact surface infused butters and oils as concentrates Primary panel Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Serving Specialty Cottage Outdoor list of cannabis manufacturers Wet weight Hazard Limited-access area Mature plant Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Track-and-trace systems Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Unique identifier Finished product CBD Outdoor cultivation THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Adulterated Proposition 65 warning statement adulteration Adequate alternate use of a manufacturing premises Immature plant products similar to traditional food products prohibited Harvest Batch Theoretical yield Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Product Identity Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) M-license Volatile solvent Department Dried flower Nursery Type 12 (Microbusiness) Bureau Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Nonvolatile solvent Manufacture cannabis concentrates Specialty Indoor Net weight Pre-roll Kief Specialty Outdoor Pest Manufacturer licensee Edible cannabis product Quarantine Commercial cannabis activity Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Specialty Cottage Indoor track and trace system Cultivation site Topical cannabis product Infusion Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Mixed-light Tier 2 Pathogen Nonmanufactured cannabis product Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Package Process THC Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Actual yield Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Canopy Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Environmental pathogen package flower or pre-rolls MCSB 90-day extension periods Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Informational panel Small Outdoor Type 10 (Retailer) Holding Allergen cross-contact Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 DPH-17-010E Validation Processing Labeling Batch Microorganisms Adult-use Market Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Small Indoor Lot gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Processor Licensee Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Flowering Monitor Distribution Quality Processing aid Allergen Sanitize cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 11 (Distributor) Component Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Qualified individual infused pre-rolls Type N – for infusions Quality control operation Medium Outdoor Applicant Watts per square foot CBD from industrial hemp Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Cannabis product Personnel Raw material Extraction In-process material Cultivation Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Indoor cultivation Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Track and trace system Preventive controls Mixed-light cultivation and more.


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