California
Cannabis Licensing Law Compliance
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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Financial Interest Licensees access to the area(s) A-license and an M-license Extractions using CO2 an officer or director of a cannabis business Carbon Dioxide (CO2) loan provided to a commercial cannabis business managing member waste management laws manufacturing Distributor transport exit packaging chain of custody testing of cannabis goods inventory Premises Information small product packaging Mycotoxins Testing health claims 2021 regulations MCSB Operating Procedures shared-use manufacturing facilities Moisture Content Testing ingredient list tobacco products 2021 new laws Transition Period shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit commercial cannabis activity Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) no infusion of alcohol Terpenoids Testing commercial kitchens licensed premises California Department of Public Health manufacturing cannabis products ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act testing lab Bond and Insurance Information Percentage of ownership Premises Diagram no added caffeine Physical address Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 conditional license Foreign Material Testing member manager commercial cannabis products online licensing system surety bond shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company licensed cannabis cultivators final form cannabis adult-use products Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods manufacture cannabis products Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Temporary License Application Business Information onsite consumption of cannabis goods pre-made or purchased Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Ethanol highly-concentrated oils or waxes child-resistant outer package written procedures for inventory control sanitary and hazard-free environment identity of the product licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Temporary Cannabis Event laboratory quality assurance licensed physical location (premises) Local Authorization 2021 problems A-license requiring refrigeration Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) concentrate product as a candy prohibited potentially-hazardous foods loop system definition of owner local jurisdiction’s requirements Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch retailers property for the commercial cannabis activity temporary license shipping manifest manned motor vehicle edibles packaging opaque compliance with local jurisdiction edible products vape cartridges annual license application licensed cannabis manufacturers cannabis event organizer license must enter certain events license review process Cultivation less than 10,000 Category I Residual Pesticides Testing local jurisdiction Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division transporting cannabis goods 2021 fines regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California inhalable cannabis topicals regulatory framework capsules CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 labeling cannabis plants cannabis training Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Proposition 65 CDPH-9041 Type S share facility space tamper-evident MCSB’s temporary license application Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) valid waiver Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control disposal Manufacturing (non-volatile) three cannabis licensing authorities structure and formation documents at least 20% ownership interest manufacturer's name hang tag or a peel-back label BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL medicinal and adult-use or both markets compliance with regulations delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Proposed Section 40133 unique ID/batch number limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package manufacturing activities some nutritional facts local jurisdiction authorization Premises diagram Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 packaging and labeling requirements Transport vehicles alarm system commercial cannabis manufacturing in California M-license period of 120 days secondary package amount of sodium infusion licensing cannabis distributors equity interest in a commercial cannabis business THC levels Cannabinoids Testing microbusinesses nonlaboratory quality control California Public Records Act Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Track and Trace transportation of cannabis goods Temporary event up to 4 days Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) cannabis cultivation licensing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) designated structure consumption of alcohol or tobacco Arranging for laboratory testing motor carrier permit regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Edibles– Products alcoholic beverages primary panel requirements Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls cannabis industries evidence of rehabilitation scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2021 important information commercial cannabis manufacturing activity sales of cannabis goods quality control financial interest holder immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Financial information Water/Food-grade Dry Ice disclosure of all criminal convictions finished product evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises carbohydrates and fat per serving Category II Residual Pesticides Testing M-licensees supplemental label dried flower amount of THC content Completed Temporary License Application Form minimum standards for extraction processes packaging and labeling Vehicle Requirements certified by a California-licensed engineer persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business periods of 90 days extensions Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Local Authorization Attachment highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Personnel Requirements good manufacturing practices Retailer (nonstorefront) security and cannabis waste disposal transportation activity for a period of 120 days sugar 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market A-licensees procedures for inventory control sanitary workplaces conducting quality assurance review licensing cannabis microbusinesses supply chain security public Licensee Lookup Tool opaque exit package informational panel cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale investment into a commercial cannabis business Criminal 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Information aggregate interest of 20% or more health impacts of cannabis Local Jurisdictions CO2 and ethanol extractions CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 600-foot radius of a school cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) entry into the legal, regulated market California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Mechanical Butane/Hexane/Propane exception for testing laboratories Local Issuing Authority Fingerprints Food-grade Butter/Oil Application Checklist licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers waste disposal labels not be attractive Identifying information transport cannabis goods to retailer amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package extraction Cannabis Manufacturing Retailer (Type 10) transportation and security tinctures Individual Owner Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles comply with all packaging and labeling requirements CDTFA seller’s permit 2021 recent news list of artificial food colorings licensed cannabis distributors basic nutritional information Heavy Metals Testing 2021 revisions Labor peace agreement ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation paper inserted into the packaging cannabis sales and/or consumption sampling standards separate applications workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Live Scans for each owner medicinal commercial cannabis activity Seller’s permit number destruction of cannabis goods licensing scheme limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving 2021 issues 2021 resolutions allergen information cultivation Bond in the amount of $5,000 adult-use commercial cannabis activity remove THC/CBD emergency regulations Business Organizational disposal and destruction methods recordkeeping hydrocarbon-based solvents persons 21 years of age or older and more.

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


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