California
Cannabis Licensing Law Compliance
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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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


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