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 2020 updates an officer or director of a cannabis business track and trace system delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Premises Information Licensees licensed physical location (premises) highly-concentrated oils or waxes licensing cannabis retailers Proposition 65 Edibles– Products finished product product formulation Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) CDPH-issued universal symbol motor carrier permit basic nutritional information dried flower testing methods concentrate annual license application Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) ingredient list Distributor transport 120 days good manufacturing practices transport cannabis goods to retailer no infusion of alcohol structure and formation documents operating premises government warning statement label volatile solvent licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Licensee Information 2020 regulations Form # CDPH-9041 Transition Period Financial information Category II Residual Pesticides Testing transportation of cannabis goods Proposed Section 40133 stickers commercial cannabis manufacturing Mycotoxins Testing Owner at least 99% purity security and cannabis waste disposal Licensee Lookup Tool Individual Owner carbohydrates and fat per serving manufacturers who package for other producers commercial cannabis activity 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market cannabis plants Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing must enter certain events pre-made or purchased Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 California Department of Public Health Premises diagram evidence of rehabilitation infusion CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing consumption of alcohol or tobacco aggregate interest of 20% or more identity of the product disclosure of all criminal convictions Retailer (nonstorefront) Temporary Cannabis Event re-sealable microbusinesses Manufacturing (non-volatile) scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS operating procedures MCSB packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Personnel Requirements M-licensees Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products at least 20% ownership interest CDPH-9041 periods of 90 days extensions secondary package manufacturing cannabis products edibles packaging opaque no infusion of nicotine cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale opaque exit package loan provided to a commercial cannabis business cannabis market Physical address required limits Premises Diagram protocol property for the commercial cannabis activity licensing scheme health impacts of cannabis shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company cannabis sales and/or consumption mandated warning statements limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods THC levels A-licensees Heavy Metals Testing ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Local Authorization sanitary and hazard-free environment conducting quality assurance review manufacturing practices Transport vehicles alarm system regulatory framework Vehicle Requirements ownership premises is not within a Government sugar purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit alcoholic beverages packaging and labeling Business Organizational CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL CDTFA seller’s permit testing of cannabis goods Live Scans for each owner persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Food-grade Butter/Oil Bond and Insurance Information Cannabinoids Testing Foreign Material Testing cultivation storage of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction’s requirements manufacture cannabis products Microbusiness health claims Bond in the amount of $5,000 BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL access to the area(s) diagram of the business’s layout packaging and labeling requirements extraction Temporary License Application retailers local jurisdiction shared-use manufacturing facilities hydrocarbon-based solvents contaminant free Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing tamper-evident Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Operating Procedures list of artificial food colorings medicinal and adult-use markets Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch emergency regulations Cultivation less than 10,000 Industrial Hemp Advisory Board medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing payable to the state of California child-resistant outer package sales of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) testing lab Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) quality control distributors Category I Residual Pesticides Testing A-license local jurisdiction authorization capsules Local Issuing Authority certified by a California-licensed engineer highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin disposal and destruction methods Water/Food-grade Dry Ice comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Arranging for laboratory testing Temporary event up to 4 days Local Jurisdictions 2020 proposed changes labels not be attractive Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division manufacturing activities security cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) written procedures for inventory control 2020 recent news Percentage of ownership temporary license Ethanol definition of owner Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 primary panel requirements exception for testing laboratories immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery licensed cannabis manufacturers manufacturing conditional license The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations tinctures supplemental label licensing cannabis distributors Butane/Hexane/Propane medicinal and adult-use or both markets licensed cannabis cultivators licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories amount of THC content tobacco products online licensing system California Department of Public Health (CDPH) unique ID/batch number 2020 resolutions medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity 2020 compliance amount of sodium 2020 laws laboratory quality assurance 600-foot radius of a school transporting cannabis goods Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates loop system cannabis cartoons A-license and an M-license investment into a commercial cannabis business Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 inventory Temporary License Application Information the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) manufacturer's name topicals nonlaboratory quality control commercial cannabis manufacturers inhalable cannabis regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis cannabis cultivation licensing licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises requiring refrigeration 2020 important information Moisture Content Testing premises diagram no added caffeine product as a candy prohibited labeling period of 120 days transportation and security packaging small product packaging remove THC/CBD evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act exit packaging chain of custody MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 2020 fines Criminal History financial interest holder transportation Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) 2020 revisions secondary packaging regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California separate applications Identifying information commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Retailer (Type 10) Fingerprints Completed Temporary License Application Form manned motor vehicle M-license three state cannabis-licensing authorities workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control procedures for inventory control potentially-hazardous foods cannabis event organizer license 2020 new laws Mechanical licensed premises destruction of cannabis goods activity for a period of 120 days cannabis waste onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods medicinal commercial cannabis activity 600 foot radius of a school Cannabis Manufacturing California Public Records Act compliance with regulations surety bond contaminants state cannabis licensing CO2 and ethanol extractions supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products licensing cannabis microbusinesses meat and seafood, and other products cannabis training commercial cannabis manufacturing in California commercial cannabis products product guidelines Terpenoids Testing supply chain vape cartridges MCSB’s temporary license application designated structure 2020 issues recordkeeping adult-use commercial cannabis activity extracts cannabis industries amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Local Authorization Attachment Seller’s permit number shipping manifest Extractions using CO2 Business Information manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) member manager secured area limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Track and Trace license review process entry into the legal, regulated market minimum standards for extraction processes valid waiver commercial kitchens allergen information ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation managing member inventory and quality control compliance with local jurisdiction Type S share facility space testing laboratories Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) licensed cannabis distributors The California Department of Public Health's Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) paper inserted into the packaging 100 mg of THC per package disposal some nutritional facts child-resistant packaging public health and safety three cannabis licensing authorities persons 21 years of age or older onsite consumption of cannabis goods Financial Interest sanitary workplaces informational panel Labor peace agreement Application Checklist waste management laws hang tag or a peel-back label The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) edible products final form convicted of a substantially related crime Distributor Transport Only equity interest in a commercial cannabis business cannabis adult-use products sampling standards waste disposal Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control public Licensee Lookup Tool Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) 2020 problems and more.

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


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