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

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


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