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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Premises Information ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS re-sealable Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) contaminants annual license application LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control commercial cannabis manufacturing Ethanol secondary package capsules The California Department of Public Health's recordkeeping sanitary and hazard-free environment medicinal and adult-use or both markets licensing scheme state cannabis licensing 600-foot radius of a school nonlaboratory quality control at least 99% purity Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) hang tag or a peel-back label product as a candy prohibited manned motor vehicle no infusion of alcohol loop system Licensee Information secured area Track and Trace entry into the legal, regulated market transporting cannabis goods identity of the product packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Form # CDPH-9041 The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) product guidelines microbusinesses vape cartridges Edibles– Products licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises mandated warning statements storage of cannabis goods investment into a commercial cannabis business 120 days Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) basic nutritional information medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Local Issuing Authority labels not be attractive concentrate minimum standards for extraction processes Personnel Requirements security and cannabis waste disposal Labor peace agreement Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 cannabis event organizer license Premises Diagram medicinal commercial cannabis activity Transition Period Butane/Hexane/Propane Cannabis Manufacturing Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together payable to the state of California Distributor transport Seller’s permit number medicinal and adult-use markets Temporary License Application license review process 2019 regulations commercial cannabis activity medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Retailer (Type 10) Owner Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 protocol limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving sugar manufacturing cannabis products certified by a California-licensed engineer packaging and labeling requirements unique ID/batch number cultivation limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing licensed premises extracts Financial Interest licensing cannabis microbusinesses consumption of alcohol or tobacco final form commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) allergen information 2019 problems infusion meat and seafood, and other products 2019 revisions Proposed Section 40133 distributors Mycotoxins Testing cannabis cultivation licensing laboratory quality assurance remove THC/CBD tamper-evident labeling regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California compliance with regulations 2019 recent news Type S share facility space quality control operating premises manufacturers who package for other producers manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) activity for a period of 120 days California Department of Public Health cannabis market property for the commercial cannabis activity Manufacturing (non-volatile) CDPH-issued universal symbol Business Information Foreign Material Testing opaque exit package edibles packaging opaque Terpenoids Testing pre-made or purchased hydrocarbon-based solvents CDPH-9041 Cultivation less than 10,000 transportation of cannabis goods ownership premises is not within a Government local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations commercial kitchens amount of THC content regulatory framework three state cannabis-licensing authorities Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Extractions using CO2 health claims some nutritional facts Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods transportation and security highly-concentrated oils or waxes transport cannabis goods to retailer required limits managing member periods of 90 days extensions government warning statement label 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market product formulation testing of cannabis goods manufacture cannabis products requiring refrigeration immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery local jurisdiction’s requirements amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Moisture Content Testing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Local Authorization Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods 2019 issues small product packaging California Department of Public Health (CDPH) public Licensee Lookup Tool packaging and labeling cannabis industries Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) 600 foot radius of a school 2019 resolutions Bond in the amount of $5,000 manufacturing practices potentially-hazardous foods Temporary Cannabis Event Microbusiness online licensing system informational panel A-licensees conducting quality assurance review stickers Vehicle Requirements an officer or director of a cannabis business MCSB commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Live Scans for each owner packaging Category II Residual Pesticides Testing CDTFA seller’s permit Temporary event up to 4 days motor carrier permit local jurisdiction authorization Transport vehicles alarm system ingredient list BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL list of artificial food colorings three cannabis licensing authorities cannabis adult-use products Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Distributor Transport Only testing lab compliance with local jurisdiction good manufacturing practices 2019 updates supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products adult-use commercial cannabis activity Financial information supplemental label topicals Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) waste disposal evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises separate applications Temporary License Application Information shared-use manufacturing facilities public health and safety shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Cannabinoids Testing disposal and destruction methods Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) operating procedures period of 120 days dried flower A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity licensed cannabis distributors scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises child-resistant outer package A-license must enter certain events transportation licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories sampling standards A-license and an M-license persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business aggregate interest of 20% or more purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands cannabis sales and/or consumption Licensee Lookup Tool comply with all packaging and labeling requirements persons 21 years of age or older M-licensees commercial cannabis products primary panel requirements licensed cannabis cultivators Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Completed Temporary License Application Form tobacco products Mechanical Local Authorization Attachment edible products onsite consumption of cannabis goods shipping manifest Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Arranging for laboratory testing security retailers onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL carbohydrates and fat per serving no infusion of nicotine child-resistant packaging extraction manufacturer's name cannabis cartoons Percentage of 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licensed physical location (premises) temporary license 2019 laws Category I Residual Pesticides Testing The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH testing laboratories M-license the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Bond and Insurance Information 2019 compliance structure and formation documents Heavy Metals Testing Premises diagram sanitary workplaces evidence of rehabilitation Identifying information Retailer (nonstorefront) paper inserted into the packaging health impacts of cannabis secondary packaging emergency regulations Criminal History equity interest in a commercial cannabis business finished product CO2 and ethanol extractions inventory surety bond chain of custody at least 20% ownership interest licensed cannabis manufacturers Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates volatile solvent cannabis training no added caffeine inventory and quality control disclosure of all criminal convictions licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers contaminant free Individual Owner waste management laws 2019 proposed changes Food-grade Butter/Oil exception for testing laboratories designated structure California Public Records Act inhalable cannabis definition of owner Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Business Organizational access to the area(s) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) destruction of cannabis goods exit packaging shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Proposition 65 Local Jurisdictions valid waiver 2019 new laws highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin licensing cannabis retailers premises diagram alcoholic beverages 2019 important information Fingerprints 100 mg of THC per package and more.

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


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