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

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


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