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

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


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