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

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


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