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

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


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