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

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


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