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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California California Department of Public Health (CDPH) conditional license convicted of a substantially related crime required limits primary panel requirements licensing scheme temporary license small product packaging 2018 laws hydrocarbon-based solvents payable to the state of California 2018 regulations cannabis training contaminant free identity of the product good manufacturing practices Percentage of ownership child-resistant packaging Proposition 65 licensing cannabis microbusinesses medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Fingerprints California Department of Public Health licensed premises conducting quality assurance review Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) 2018 new laws 2018 revisions Local Jurisdictions valid waiver Manufacturing (non-volatile) CDTFA seller’s permit meat and seafood, and other products manufacturing practices inventory and quality control unique ID/batch number Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensed cannabis cultivators 2018 resolutions Temporary Cannabis Event medicinal and adult-use markets the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises tinctures 2018 fines Temporary event up to 4 days quality control manufacturing activities local jurisdiction’s requirements Local Authorization The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) mandated warning statements period of 120 days commercial cannabis products amount of THC content A-licensees Bond in the amount of $5,000 Physical address licensing cannabis retailers MCSB M-licensees Labor peace agreement 100 mg of THC per package Cannabinoids Testing cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 600-foot radius of a school written procedures for inventory control 2018 problems Local Authorization Attachment Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) designated structure product guidelines testing of cannabis goods product as a candy prohibited licensing cannabis distributors Mycotoxins Testing Premises Diagram Type S share facility space 2018 important information child-resistant outer package managing member Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Licensee Information licensed cannabis manufacturers MCSB’s temporary license application LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS medicinal commercial cannabis activity Operating Procedures property for the commercial cannabis activity sampling standards labeling MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 2018 recent news nonlaboratory quality control hang tag or a peel-back label tobacco products tamper-evident secondary packaging amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package cannabis cultivation licensing carbohydrates and fat per serving shared-use manufacturing facilities Cannabis Manufacturing inhalable cannabis licensed physical location (premises) sales of cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) certified by a California-licensed engineer loop system supplemental label no added caffeine M-license compliance with local jurisdiction 2018 issues Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving THC levels extracts supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Form # CDPH-9041 Bond and Insurance Information opaque exit package Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Retailer (nonstorefront) health claims 120 days track and trace system three state cannabis-licensing authorities amount of sodium Business Organizational pre-made or purchased protocol list of artificial food colorings licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories evidence of rehabilitation Financial information cannabis adult-use products 2018 compliance Temporary License Application topicals testing methods Extractions using CO2 an officer or director of a cannabis business microbusinesses packaging and labeling Licensee Lookup Tool CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing infusion state cannabis licensing surety bond Transport vehicles alarm system The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) informational panel financial interest holder final form Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) no infusion of nicotine manufacture cannabis products public health and safety Food-grade Butter/Oil Application Checklist at least 20% ownership interest security and cannabis waste disposal Premises Information Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division 2018 updates definition of owner allergen information workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control CDPH-9041 licensed cannabis distributors 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market regulatory framework stickers ingredient list secured area commercial cannabis manufacturing in California loan provided to a commercial cannabis business annual license application three cannabis licensing authorities medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together disposal operating premises Personnel Requirements sanitary workplaces Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods remove THC/CBD labels not be attractive requiring refrigeration local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis sugar 600 foot radius of a school Track and Trace Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) cannabis market Local Issuing Authority investment into a commercial cannabis business BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL waste disposal packaging and labeling requirements Ethanol alcoholic beverages basic nutritional information motor carrier permit transport cannabis goods to retailer Category II Residual Pesticides Testing storage of cannabis goods California Public Records Act licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act commercial kitchens entry into the legal, regulated market CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL manufacturer's name concentrate exception for testing laboratories minimum standards for extraction processes consumption of alcohol or tobacco edible products adult-use commercial cannabis activity Licensees cannabis sales and/or consumption vape cartridges Business Information local jurisdiction Foreign Material Testing Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch member manager procedures for inventory control Retailer (Type 10) shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Premises diagram retailers Identifying information medicinal and adult-use or both markets persons 21 years of age or older CO2 and ethanol extractions no infusion of alcohol activity for a period of 120 days Edibles– Products packaging dried flower health impacts of cannabis evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises inventory must enter certain events commercial cannabis manufacturers CDPH-issued universal symbol local jurisdiction authorization limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package cultivation cannabis event organizer license secondary package distributors separate applications structure and formation documents aggregate interest of 20% or more Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Completed Temporary License Application Form The California Department of Public Health's manufacturing Mechanical ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Moisture Content Testing online licensing system medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing diagram of the business’s layout Temporary License Application Information premises diagram Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing testing laboratories immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Distributor Transport Only Seller’s permit number re-sealable A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity equity interest in a commercial cannabis business transportation commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Vehicle Requirements supply chain some nutritional facts chain of custody Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises disposal and destruction methods persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Distributor transport finished product 2018 proposed changes transporting cannabis goods destruction of cannabis goods potentially-hazardous foods disclosure of all criminal convictions waste management laws onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods operating procedures security public Licensee Lookup Tool at least 99% purity extraction A-license and an M-license Cultivation less than 10,000 shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company government warning statement label highly-concentrated oils or waxes recordkeeping A-license Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Financial Interest volatile solvent Microbusiness purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control access to the area(s) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products shipping manifest Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) manned motor vehicle comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Individual Owner Live Scans for each owner transportation and security Owner emergency regulations onsite consumption of cannabis goods cannabis plants delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods commercial cannabis activity cannabis industries packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls laboratory quality assurance commercial cannabis manufacturing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Industrial Hemp Advisory Board exit packaging ownership premises is not within a Government sanitary and hazard-free environment edibles packaging opaque Criminal History cannabis cartoons periods of 90 days extensions cannabis waste Transition Period highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) compliance with regulations contaminants Arranging for laboratory testing license review process capsules testing lab manufacturing cannabis products transportation of cannabis goods cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale product formulation Terpenoids Testing Heavy Metals Testing Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Proposed Section 40133 Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing manufacturers who package for other producers paper inserted into the packaging Butane/Hexane/Propane and more.

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


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