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


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