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

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


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