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

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


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