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 finished product Retailer (Type 10) highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin ingredient list CDTFA seller’s permit cannabis adult-use products transport cannabis goods to retailer A-license Cannabinoids Testing Mechanical Heavy Metals Testing valid waiver extraction Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Physical address 2021 recent news licensed cannabis distributors BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licensed premises Form # CDPH-9041 Labor peace agreement nonlaboratory quality control Premises Information ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation investment into a commercial cannabis business comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Seller’s permit number licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers transporting cannabis goods CDPH-9041 Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing no infusion of nicotine Operating Procedures financial interest holder potentially-hazardous 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Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis training licensing cannabis microbusinesses M-license cultivation disposal and destruction methods A-license and an M-license Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) sanitary workplaces sanitary and hazard-free environment hang tag or a peel-back label Identifying information 2021 important information tamper-evident Temporary License Application Fingerprints carbohydrates and fat per serving 2021 problems limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Bond and Insurance Information licensing cannabis retailers identity of the product California Public Records Act commercial kitchens Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Business Information 100 mg of THC per package delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods labels not be attractive CDPH-issued universal symbol Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Local Authorization Attachment payable to the state of California cannabis sales and/or consumption shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company 600-foot radius of a school definition of owner Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing local jurisdiction authorization Transport vehicles alarm system Category I Residual Pesticides Testing labeling THC levels secondary packaging opaque exit package quality control shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit track and trace system Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands sugar product formulation Category II Residual Pesticides Testing alcoholic beverages chain of custody Bond in the amount of $5,000 no infusion of alcohol Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control licensing cannabis distributors requiring refrigeration Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) tobacco products manufacturers who package for other producers A-licensees manufacturing activities 2021 proposed changes medicinal and adult-use or both markets Microbusiness manufacture cannabis products 2021 revisions child-resistant outer package Local Authorization Butane/Hexane/Propane consumption of alcohol or tobacco 2021 laws Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) inhalable cannabis 2021 new laws cannabis event organizer license cannabis cartoons 2021 fines Transition Period California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) loop system Cultivation less than 10,000 manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Financial Interest designated structure highly-concentrated oils or waxes Distributor Transport Only medicinal commercial cannabis activity commercial cannabis manufacturing in California commercial cannabis manufacturing activity regulatory framework the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) microbusinesses Individual Owner paper inserted into the packaging annual license application licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories manned motor vehicle onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods persons 21 years of age or older premises diagram unique ID/batch number Temporary event up to 4 days licensed cannabis manufacturers inventory licensed physical location (premises) Type S share facility space secondary package separate applications distributors volatile solvent no added caffeine structure and formation documents Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) amount of THC content list of artificial food colorings must enter certain events hydrocarbon-based solvents security and cannabis waste disposal Criminal History Completed Temporary License Application Form Owner re-sealable security adult-use commercial cannabis activity waste disposal operating premises Personnel Requirements cannabis plants medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing member manager manufacturing practices motor carrier permit limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California local jurisdiction’s requirements transportation inventory and quality control written procedures for inventory control procedures for inventory control laboratory quality assurance at least 20% ownership interest testing of cannabis goods transportation of cannabis goods Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Live Scans for each owner exit packaging supply chain period of 120 days packaging and labeling protocol child-resistant packaging sales of cannabis goods small product packaging destruction of cannabis goods Vehicle Requirements Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 health impacts of cannabis California Department of Public Health amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package vape cartridges MCSB’s temporary license application CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Arranging for laboratory testing diagram of the business’s layout The California Department of Public Health's periods of 90 days extensions cannabis waste Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles good manufacturing practices access to the area(s) Application Checklist Moisture Content Testing contaminant free manufacturing compliance with local jurisdiction Mycotoxins Testing edibles packaging opaque M-licensees supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 600 foot radius of a school cannabis market local jurisdiction edible products licensing scheme Terpenoids Testing Licensee Information MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH supplemental label capsules local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Proposition 65 ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS shipping manifest public health and safety cannabis industries topicals LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS allergen information testing methods property for the commercial cannabis activity Distributor transport Edibles– Products amount of sodium commercial cannabis manufacturers loan provided to a commercial cannabis business waste management laws concentrate 120 days three cannabis licensing authorities certified by a California-licensed engineer CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Retailer (nonstorefront) Track and Trace Extractions using CO2 three state cannabis-licensing authorities Industrial Hemp Advisory Board transportation and security 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market extracts basic nutritional information manufacturer's name health claims Premises Diagram Licensees 2021 updates mandated warning statements Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) packaging and labeling requirements stickers cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) exception for testing laboratories workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control shared-use manufacturing facilities onsite consumption of cannabis goods tinctures license review process manufacturing cannabis products 2021 regulations recordkeeping licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises pre-made or purchased Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 product as a candy prohibited Proposed Section 40133 immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery testing laboratories secured area product guidelines 2021 resolutions The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) commercial cannabis manufacturing final form managing member A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis minimum standards for extraction processes emergency regulations infusion operating procedures dried flower convicted of a substantially related crime informational panel contaminants Local Issuing Authority medicinal and adult-use markets Manufacturing (non-volatile) Temporary License Application Information scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Premises diagram Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) cannabis cultivation licensing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale meat and seafood, and other products MCSB medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together state cannabis licensing at least 99% purity Business Organizational Carbon Dioxide (CO2) ownership premises is not within a Government activity for a period of 120 days storage of cannabis goods Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Financial information entry into the legal, regulated market Ethanol Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) compliance with regulations and more.

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


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