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 shared-use manufacturing facilities stickers Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) operating procedures limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving 2022 fines Licensees licensed cannabis distributors 2022 issues inventory and quality control opaque exit package 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers access to the area(s) Financial information onsite consumption of cannabis goods ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation inhalable cannabis shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company testing laboratories Premises Information Licensee Information sanitary and hazard-free environment local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations commercial kitchens remove THC/CBD Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Temporary Cannabis Event labels not be attractive adult-use commercial cannabis activity licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale testing of cannabis goods manufacturers who package for other producers Bond and Insurance Information manufacture cannabis products 100 mg of THC per package health claims Operating Procedures volatile solvent transportation and security certified by a California-licensed engineer sugar shipping manifest licensing cannabis retailers cannabis sales and/or consumption product as a candy prohibited 2022 new laws supply chain temporary license nonlaboratory quality control cannabis plants Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) contaminant free CDPH-9041 security and cannabis waste disposal Heavy Metals Testing Business Organizational manufacturer's name convicted of a substantially related crime emergency regulations 120 days hang tag or a peel-back label primary panel requirements Proposition 65 sales of cannabis goods Local Jurisdictions Individual Owner hydrocarbon-based solvents licensing cannabis distributors microbusinesses regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis financial interest holder comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Track and Trace medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together activity for a period of 120 days manufacturing cannabis products diagram of the business’s layout premises diagram tamper-evident recordkeeping online licensing system licensed physical location (premises) Cannabis Manufacturing manufacturing cannabis industries Vehicle Requirements California Department of Public Health annual license application Licensee Lookup Tool medicinal and adult-use or both markets Live Scans for each owner Distributor transport Foreign Material Testing secondary package Cannabinoids Testing The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Terpenoids Testing required limits definition of owner Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) local jurisdiction’s requirements small product packaging 2022 laws purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands carbohydrates and fat per serving operating premises disclosure of all criminal convictions cannabis cartoons Personnel Requirements labeling conditional license Owner persons 21 years of age or older 2022 updates cannabis event organizer license aggregate interest of 20% or more government warning statement label an officer or director of a cannabis business Industrial Hemp Advisory Board packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls 2022 problems public health and safety Transition Period track and trace system quality control product formulation Premises Diagram potentially-hazardous foods medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Microbusiness concentrate Temporary event up to 4 days 2022 regulations Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing list of artificial food colorings cannabis cultivation licensing amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package A-license and an M-license ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Retailer (nonstorefront) entry into the legal, regulated market Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) ingredient list 2022 proposed changes property for the commercial cannabis activity compliance with regulations Manufacturing (non-volatile) regulatory framework cannabis market Food-grade Butter/Oil Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Financial Interest Labor peace agreement scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Extractions using CO2 Moisture Content Testing managing member workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Fingerprints inventory period of 120 days THC levels Mechanical Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Application Checklist transporting cannabis goods child-resistant packaging local jurisdiction cannabis waste security structure and formation documents procedures for inventory control testing methods Identifying information no infusion of alcohol motor carrier permit commercial cannabis activity licensed premises Completed Temporary License Application Form disposal and destruction methods Local Authorization local jurisdiction authorization state cannabis licensing topicals A-licensees three cannabis licensing authorities no added caffeine valid waiver commercial cannabis manufacturing activity licensed cannabis manufacturers MCSB’s temporary license application Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 good manufacturing practices Temporary License Application shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) ownership premises is not within a Government medicinal commercial cannabis activity cultivation Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Mycotoxins Testing sampling standards The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) commercial cannabis manufacturing transportation amount of THC content Form # CDPH-9041 2022 recent news amount of sodium MCSB 2022 revisions commercial cannabis manufacturers edibles packaging opaque M-license evidence of rehabilitation BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Retailer (Type 10) investment into a commercial cannabis business public Licensee Lookup Tool licensing scheme Local Authorization Attachment payable to the state of California Distributor Transport Only licensed cannabis cultivators exception for testing laboratories dried flower conducting quality assurance review equity interest in a commercial cannabis business the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) packaging and labeling contaminants supplemental label infusion three state cannabis-licensing authorities testing lab Cultivation less than 10,000 MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH transportation of cannabis goods A-license Edibles– Products Criminal History manned motor vehicle manufacturing practices immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Type S share facility space destruction of cannabis goods Transport vehicles alarm system tinctures Percentage of ownership medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity commercial cannabis manufacturing in California separate applications mandated warning statements licensing cannabis microbusinesses Water/Food-grade Dry Ice CDTFA seller’s permit vape cartridges designated structure identity of the product 600-foot radius of a school delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 edible products Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) surety bond CO2 and ethanol extractions capsules Category I Residual Pesticides Testing member manager Arranging for laboratory testing product guidelines cannabis training Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control alcoholic beverages Temporary License Application Information Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) medicinal and adult-use markets minimum standards for extraction processes Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Bond in the amount of $5,000 final form 600 foot radius of a school Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods packaging and labeling requirements onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business packaging California Department of Public Health (CDPH) no infusion of nicotine storage of cannabis goods exit packaging finished product must enter certain events re-sealable Premises diagram loop system A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises waste disposal licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises CDPH-issued universal symbol secondary packaging commercial cannabis products tobacco products limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package disposal Business Information Butane/Hexane/Propane Physical address secured area LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Local Issuing Authority at least 99% purity 2022 important information CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2022 compliance health impacts of cannabis allergen information distributors Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing sanitary workplaces paper inserted into the packaging waste management laws license review process highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin transport cannabis goods to retailer requiring refrigeration written procedures for inventory 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In addition, Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Processing Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Extraction Type 11 (Distributor) Bureau Process Department Nonmanufactured cannabis product Quality control operation Ingredient CBD from industrial hemp Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 M-license Nursery Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Theoretical yield Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Indoor cultivation DPH-17-010E Component Kief Mixed-light Tier 2 Proposition 65 warning statement Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Premises Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Small Outdoor Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Verification Pathogen Request for Live Scan Manufacture products similar to traditional food products prohibited Pest Product Identity Adulterated Lot Pre-roll Processor Cultivation site Informational panel Batch Flowering Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) UID Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Sanitize Dried flower Allergen cross-contact Labeling Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 CBD adulteration Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Wet weight Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Contact surface list of cannabis manufacturers Mixed-light Tier 1 THC 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) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Small Indoor Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Validation Immature plant Canopy Medium Indoor Outdoor cultivation Track-and-trace systems Type P – for packaging and labeling only Nonvolatile solvent Type 10 (Retailer) infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Personnel Type 12 (Microbusiness) Specialty Cottage Outdoor Qualified individual Cannabis product Edible cannabis product package flower or pre-rolls Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Volatile solvent Primary panel Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Commercial cannabis activity infused pre-rolls Quarantine Type N – for infusions Topical cannabis product Microorganisms Net weight Cultivation Track and trace system Licensee cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Holding Specialty Indoor Mature plant Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Adult-use Market Processing aid track and trace system Harvest Batch Quality Quality control personnel Environmental pathogen cannabis concentrates gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Specialty Outdoor Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) alternate use of a manufacturing premises In-process material Watts per square foot Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Indoor Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Limited-access area Universal symbol Allergen Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Infusion Manufacturer licensee Serving Hazard Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Distribution Applicant Package MCSB 90-day extension periods Monitor Raw material Adequate Actual yield Unique identifier Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Preventive controls Medium Outdoor Finished product Mixed-light cultivation and more.


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