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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding identity of the product workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis cultivation licensing waste disposal evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises security Owner commercial cannabis activity testing laboratories medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity A-license supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products transporting cannabis goods recordkeeping licensed physical location (premises) Food-grade Butter/Oil adult-use commercial cannabis activity cannabis cartoons commercial cannabis products security and cannabis waste disposal quality control sampling standards paper inserted into the packaging health claims Premises diagram A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity remove THC/CBD cannabis adult-use products manufacturing cannabis products meat and seafood, and other products highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin 2020 revisions Transition Period Retailer (nonstorefront) amount of THC content A-licensees local jurisdiction packaging Mycotoxins Testing edible products supply chain opaque exit package access to the area(s) Cannabinoids Testing requiring refrigeration M-licensees 2020 updates Bond and Insurance Information distributors payable to the state of California MCSB cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale commercial cannabis manufacturing conditional license edibles packaging opaque informational panel Distributor Transport Only health impacts of cannabis Physical address Retailer (Type 10) Vehicle Requirements 2020 proposed changes Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 secured area California Public Records Act topicals Premises Information operating premises transportation must enter certain events storage of cannabis goods Type S share facility space Proposition 65 onsite consumption of cannabis goods waste management laws aggregate interest of 20% or more inhalable cannabis state cannabis licensing exit packaging track and trace system equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Arranging for laboratory testing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) 2020 issues shared-use manufacturing facilities Temporary Cannabis Event Identifying information Extractions using CO2 child-resistant outer package Cultivation less than 10,000 licensing cannabis retailers medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together manufacturers who package for other producers designated structure dried flower carbohydrates and fat per serving manufacturing licensing cannabis distributors evidence of rehabilitation Temporary License Application CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2020 important information 2020 regulations microbusinesses potentially-hazardous foods CDPH-9041 Butane/Hexane/Propane premises diagram convicted of a substantially related crime 2020 problems Financial information Water/Food-grade Dry Ice financial interest holder product formulation Local Authorization Attachment online licensing system infusion managing member child-resistant packaging licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers cannabis plants medicinal commercial cannabis activity an officer or director of a cannabis business nonlaboratory quality control Financial Interest MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH transportation of cannabis goods cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division contaminants Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods cannabis sales and/or consumption Proposed Section 40133 entry into the legal, regulated market cannabis market product guidelines mandated warning statements tinctures inventory Track and Trace persons 21 years of age or older 2020 new laws secondary package A-license and an M-license Manufacturing (non-volatile) packaging and labeling requirements at least 20% ownership interest MCSB’s temporary license application Transport vehicles alarm system Business Information ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 cultivation public Licensee Lookup Tool testing of cannabis goods compliance with regulations Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) The California Department of Public Health's 2020 recent news Premises Diagram commercial cannabis manufacturers finished product activity for a period of 120 days scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Mechanical secondary packaging Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) no added caffeine Foreign Material Testing amount of sodium some nutritional facts licensing scheme 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supplemental label Personnel Requirements manufacturer's name Form # CDPH-9041 periods of 90 days extensions hydrocarbon-based solvents limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery structure and formation documents stickers licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories three state cannabis-licensing authorities Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) valid waiver sanitary workplaces licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises local jurisdiction’s requirements disposal conducting quality assurance review cannabis training alcoholic beverages government warning statement label CO2 and ethanol extractions Heavy Metals Testing manufacturing practices labels not be attractive CDTFA seller’s permit operating procedures Live Scans for each owner extraction cannabis event organizer license retailers Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing 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