California
Cannabis Licensing Law Compliance
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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 annual license application Edibles– Products shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis online licensing system Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods conducting quality assurance review designated structure separate applications Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving hydrocarbon-based solvents pre-made or purchased infusion transporting cannabis goods contaminants regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California local jurisdiction authorization Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control cannabis adult-use products Personnel Requirements Terpenoids Testing inventory cannabis cartoons Local Jurisdictions nonlaboratory quality control commercial cannabis products secured area convicted of a substantially related crime Temporary Cannabis Event Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) licensed premises small product packaging onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods inventory and quality control security 120 days BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Business Organizational evidence of rehabilitation Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Seller’s permit number California Department of Public Health A-license and an M-license disclosure of all criminal convictions edible products Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) 100 mg of THC per package vape cartridges requiring refrigeration Cultivation less than 10,000 purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) testing lab 2020 resolutions limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package at least 20% ownership interest some nutritional facts medicinal and adult-use 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Safety Branch Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing licensing cannabis retailers testing laboratories licensed physical location (premises) periods of 90 days extensions Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 identity of the product protocol 2020 regulations packaging Arranging for laboratory testing structure and formation documents Form # CDPH-9041 Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) cannabis plants persons 21 years of age or older child-resistant packaging list of artificial food colorings cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale amount of sodium Completed Temporary License Application Form cannabis training minimum standards for extraction processes managing member Proposition 65 2020 issues required limits Individual Owner Bond in the amount of $5,000 Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) manufacture cannabis products MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH conditional license public Licensee Lookup Tool good manufacturing practices commercial kitchens Foreign Material Testing Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) cannabis market no infusion of alcohol Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Local Issuing Authority evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together adult-use commercial cannabis activity CO2 and ethanol extractions licensing scheme alcoholic beverages 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market 2020 compliance Identifying information loop system manufacturers who package for other producers Track and Trace diagram of the business’s layout tinctures Percentage of ownership packaging and labeling Financial Interest Temporary License Application Information amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package licensed cannabis distributors Mechanical THC levels CDTFA seller’s permit Carbon Dioxide (CO2) CDPH-9041 Licensee Information Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division member manager A-license The California Department of Public Health's transportation cannabis waste dried flower Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) 2020 revisions medicinal and adult-use or both markets loan provided to a commercial cannabis business onsite consumption of cannabis goods M-licensees operating procedures 2020 new laws comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Category I Residual Pesticides Testing regulatory framework LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS no infusion of nicotine potentially-hazardous foods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensing cannabis microbusinesses sugar Manufacturing (non-volatile) Microbusiness Premises Information storage of cannabis goods manufacturing activities commercial cannabis manufacturing must enter certain events scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Butane/Hexane/Propane concentrate cannabis cultivation licensing delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) premises diagram remove THC/CBD Application Checklist access to the area(s) waste disposal disposal Mycotoxins Testing investment into a commercial cannabis business primary panel requirements extracts 2020 proposed changes procedures for inventory control 600 foot radius of a school health impacts of cannabis consumption of alcohol or tobacco motor carrier permit cultivation aggregate interest of 20% or more commercial cannabis manufacturing activity transportation of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing labels not be attractive payable to the state of California labeling Temporary event up to 4 days packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Labor peace agreement CDPH-issued universal symbol meat and seafood, and other products manned motor vehicle local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Food-grade Butter/Oil highly-concentrated oils or waxes shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Financial information shipping manifest sampling standards local jurisdiction’s requirements paper inserted into the packaging Retailer (Type 10) manufacturing cannabis products CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL track and trace system health claims re-sealable Transport vehicles alarm system Licensee Lookup Tool Extractions using CO2 licensed cannabis cultivators secondary packaging secondary package Temporary License Application retailers sanitary and hazard-free environment financial interest holder Transition Period laboratory quality assurance three cannabis licensing authorities activity for a period of 120 days commercial cannabis activity California Department of Public Health (CDPH) testing of cannabis goods A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity tamper-evident 2020 fines product formulation Physical address hang tag or a peel-back label cannabis sales and/or consumption Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) licensed cannabis manufacturers immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery A-licensees Fingerprints M-license manufacturer's name Type S share facility space shared-use manufacturing facilities manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) 2020 problems licensing cannabis distributors manufacturing practices distributors highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin valid waiver amount of THC content final form Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity cannabis event organizer license ownership premises is not within a Government certified by a California-licensed engineer ingredient list licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises finished product written procedures for inventory control Licensees Local Authorization Attachment Heavy Metals Testing 2020 recent news Bond and Insurance Information compliance with regulations Proposed Section 40133 California Public Records Act topicals Owner MCSB’s temporary license application allergen information informational panel capsules Operating Procedures Ethanol at least 99% purity Business Information volatile solvent supplemental label local jurisdiction Live Scans for each owner CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing supply chain MCSB ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 2020 important information carbohydrates and fat per serving stickers packaging and labeling requirements medicinal commercial cannabis activity an officer or director of a cannabis business Cannabinoids Testing sales of cannabis goods licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Premises Diagram emergency regulations destruction of cannabis goods Industrial Hemp Advisory Board 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In addition, Cultivation Track-and-trace systems Immature plant Processing aid Microorganisms Processing Kief Sanitize Specialty Indoor products similar to traditional food products prohibited Monitor Process Watts per square foot Topical cannabis product Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Adult-use Market Limited-access area Pest Raw material Qualified individual UID Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Validation Small Outdoor Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Personnel M-license Quality Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Mixed-light Tier 2 Mixed-light Tier 1 Quality control personnel Net weight Cannabis product CBD Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Commercial cannabis activity Allergen Indoor cultivation Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Batch Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) CBD from industrial hemp Allergen cross-contact Premises Verification Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Package Extraction Type 12 (Microbusiness) Theoretical yield alternate use of a manufacturing premises Serving Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Cultivation site Bureau DPH-17-010E Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Ingredient list of cannabis manufacturers Infusion MCSB 90-day extension periods Unique identifier Labeling Manufacture Universal symbol Holding track and trace system Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Actual yield Dried flower Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Informational panel Specialty Cottage Outdoor Medium Outdoor Nursery Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Edible cannabis product Department Hazard In-process material Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Harvest Batch Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 adulteration Quality control operation Specialty Outdoor Mixed-light cultivation Request for Live Scan Contact surface Lot Manufacturer licensee Quarantine gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Applicant Outdoor cultivation Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Medium Indoor package flower or pre-rolls cannabis concentrates Adulterated Flowering Product Identity Type N – for infusions Nonvolatile solvent 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) Wet weight Type 10 (Retailer) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Mature plant Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Volatile solvent Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Distribution Type 11 (Distributor) Pathogen THC Small Indoor Pre-roll infused pre-rolls Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Licensee Primary panel Finished product Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type P – for packaging and labeling only cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Component Processor Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Track and trace system Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Preventive controls Adequate Proposition 65 warning statement Environmental pathogen infused butters and oils as concentrates Canopy Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Specialty Cottage Indoor and more.


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