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 CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Terpenoids Testing manufacturing cannabis products secondary packaging A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale sugar supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products transporting cannabis goods Temporary License Application Information manufacture cannabis products A-license The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) commercial kitchens labeling managing member Temporary Cannabis Event California Department of Public Health (CDPH) separate applications commercial cannabis manufacturing operating premises medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products storage of cannabis goods surety bond volatile solvent The California Department of Public Health's structure and formation documents delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods licensed cannabis cultivators disclosure of all criminal convictions hydrocarbon-based solvents infusion sanitary workplaces must enter certain events Bond and Insurance Information medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity medicinal and adult-use markets microbusinesses three state cannabis-licensing authorities Individual Owner commercial cannabis activity licensed physical location (premises) licensed cannabis distributors Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Proposition 65 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Cannabinoids Testing manufacturing Fingerprints Manufacturing (non-volatile) 600-foot radius of a school comply with all packaging and labeling requirements persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business compliance with local jurisdiction exit packaging Bond in the amount of $5,000 quality control onsite consumption of cannabis goods A-licensees cultivation no infusion of nicotine 2022 recent news licensing cannabis distributors activity for a period of 120 days contaminant free transport cannabis goods to retailer Heavy Metals Testing licensing scheme California Department of Public Health Proposed Section 40133 potentially-hazardous foods Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates licensed cannabis manufacturers packaging and labeling Financial Interest Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2022 resolutions packaging Licensee Lookup Tool tamper-evident disposal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) concentrate periods of 90 days extensions Local Jurisdictions procedures for inventory control track and trace system annual license application Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing activity health impacts of cannabis health claims Personnel Requirements cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) sales of cannabis goods Butane/Hexane/Propane Owner security highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin operating procedures inventory and quality control temporary license 2022 proposed changes local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations conditional license Ethanol emergency regulations licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers labels not be attractive licensed premises chain of custody primary panel requirements THC levels child-resistant packaging CO2 and ethanol extractions Local Issuing Authority regulatory framework licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories no added caffeine valid waiver list of artificial food colorings exception for testing laboratories tobacco products Premises Diagram finished product purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands edible products Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing designated structure Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Edibles– Products requiring refrigeration A-license and an M-license Vehicle Requirements licensing cannabis retailers unique ID/batch number security and cannabis waste disposal Mycotoxins Testing evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Percentage of ownership Transition Period Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Application Checklist CDPH-issued universal symbol public Licensee Lookup Tool Local Authorization Attachment conducting quality assurance review workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control informational panel CDPH-9041 extraction ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS certified by a California-licensed engineer Financial information testing laboratories Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 local jurisdiction Arranging for laboratory testing inhalable cannabis Distributor Transport Only Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) inventory Track and Trace equity interest in a commercial cannabis business cannabis adult-use products vape cartridges Water/Food-grade Dry Ice access to the area(s) Live Scans for each owner Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Criminal History local jurisdiction’s requirements cannabis industries M-licensees regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Food-grade Butter/Oil compliance with regulations manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) no infusion of alcohol period of 120 days Local Authorization minimum standards for extraction processes financial interest holder Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) state cannabis licensing cannabis market sampling standards amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package supplemental label Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL local jurisdiction authorization online licensing system sanitary and hazard-free environment Foreign Material Testing tinctures stickers pre-made or purchased Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) identity of the product commercial cannabis products property for the commercial cannabis activity manufacturer's name government warning statement label cannabis event organizer license limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package nonlaboratory quality control retailers medicinal commercial cannabis activity contaminants waste disposal licensing cannabis microbusinesses 2022 updates testing of cannabis goods required limits cannabis sales and/or consumption Cannabis Manufacturing evidence of rehabilitation MCSB loop system dried flower licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Identifying information amount of sodium ingredient list manufacturing practices Labor peace agreement testing lab the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Form # CDPH-9041 Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) persons 21 years of age or older transportation and security Moisture Content Testing extracts Temporary event up to 4 days commercial cannabis manufacturers some nutritional facts medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Premises diagram supply chain child-resistant outer package 2022 laws secured area 100 mg of THC per package Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Retailer (nonstorefront) aggregate interest of 20% or more alcoholic beverages 2022 revisions scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS an officer or director of a cannabis business 2022 regulations CDTFA seller’s permit Licensee Information packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market distributors recordkeeping Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) 2022 fines product as a candy prohibited member manager secondary package re-sealable Cultivation less than 10,000 Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Premises Information Business Information Physical address Temporary License Application shared-use manufacturing facilities Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 transportation Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act medicinal and adult-use or both markets Operating Procedures Extractions using CO2 cannabis cartoons Business Organizational Type S share facility space at least 99% purity capsules cannabis waste good manufacturing practices small product packaging at least 20% ownership interest Mechanical consumption of alcohol or tobacco payable to the state of California definition of owner product formulation allergen information onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods 2022 problems three cannabis licensing authorities 2022 compliance hang tag or a peel-back label The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) entry into the legal, regulated market transportation of cannabis goods premises diagram Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Retailer (Type 10) opaque exit package public health and safety written procedures for inventory control highly-concentrated oils or waxes commercial cannabis manufacturing in California cannabis training manned motor vehicle 600 foot radius of a school CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL protocol remove THC/CBD 2022 new laws ownership premises is not within a Government convicted of a substantially related crime loan provided to a commercial cannabis business 120 days Distributor transport carbohydrates and fat per serving topicals final form edibles packaging opaque destruction of cannabis goods 2022 important information meat and seafood, and other products mandated warning statements California Public Records Act MCSB’s temporary license application license review process ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH M-license Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Licensees shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Microbusiness basic nutritional information 2022 issues manufacturers who package for other producers Industrial Hemp Advisory Board waste management laws amount of THC content Seller’s permit number disposal and destruction methods diagram of the business’s layout packaging and labeling requirements product guidelines investment into a commercial cannabis business shipping manifest laboratory quality assurance testing methods Completed Temporary License Application Form cannabis cultivation licensing regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing activities Transport vehicles alarm system Category II Residual Pesticides Testing motor carrier permit limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving adult-use commercial cannabis activity Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles paper inserted into the packaging cannabis plants and more.

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


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