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

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


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