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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding designated structure Microbusiness 2020 problems licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises activity for a period of 120 days Personnel Requirements Completed Temporary License Application Form emergency regulations Business Information Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) disposal limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package public health and safety mandated warning statements security commercial cannabis manufacturers Butane/Hexane/Propane commercial cannabis manufacturing in California property for the commercial cannabis activity access to the area(s) 2020 proposed changes Temporary License Application 600-foot radius of a school disposal and destruction methods quality control Fingerprints licensing cannabis microbusinesses persons 21 years of age or older Temporary Cannabis Event concentrate track and trace system retailers manned motor vehicle 2020 revisions Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Bond and Insurance Information procedures for inventory control Business Organizational license review process The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) protocol sugar potentially-hazardous foods Manufacturing (non-volatile) packaging and labeling CDPH-issued universal symbol cannabis cartoons Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 cultivation supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products dried flower inventory temporary license 2020 regulations Financial information licensing scheme three cannabis licensing authorities tamper-evident chain of custody licensed cannabis manufacturers an officer or director of a cannabis business CDTFA seller’s permit Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Labor peace agreement Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories some nutritional facts Premises Information commercial kitchens ownership premises is not within a Government workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Physical address scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises destruction of cannabis goods unique ID/batch number licensing cannabis distributors transporting cannabis goods meat and seafood, and other products payable to the state of California product guidelines Licensee Information manufacturing cannabis products licensed cannabis cultivators investment into a commercial cannabis business labels not be attractive amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Percentage of ownership MCSB Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) opaque exit package cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Local Issuing Authority limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Foreign Material Testing tinctures Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles commercial cannabis manufacturing cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Transport vehicles alarm system regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Food-grade Butter/Oil Criminal History edible products sanitary workplaces diagram of the business’s layout Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Retailer (nonstorefront) inhalable cannabis annual license application Licensees infusion Local Authorization Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation state cannabis licensing licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers online licensing system Heavy Metals Testing manufacturing transportation and security premises diagram Operating Procedures Bond in the amount of $5,000 2020 compliance small product packaging licensed physical location (premises) commercial cannabis manufacturing activity medicinal and adult-use markets manufacturers who package for other producers operating premises Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) A-license and an M-license Proposition 65 evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises three state cannabis-licensing authorities evidence of rehabilitation Type S share facility space LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS waste disposal cannabis training consumption of alcohol or tobacco manufacture cannabis products Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division adult-use commercial cannabis activity distributors motor carrier permit public Licensee Lookup Tool licensing cannabis retailers health claims Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates carbohydrates and fat per serving operating procedures 2020 important information transport cannabis goods to retailer surety bond Proposed Section 40133 Identifying information Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Mycotoxins Testing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL ingredient list testing laboratories Retailer (Type 10) Financial Interest vape cartridges sampling standards Premises Diagram cannabis event organizer license supplemental label capsules 2020 resolutions primary panel requirements child-resistant outer package aggregate interest of 20% or more microbusinesses transportation licensed premises cannabis sales and/or consumption secured area extraction the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) conditional license at least 99% purity 2020 fines M-licensees manufacturing activities Terpenoids Testing financial interest holder government warning statement label Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch transportation of cannabis goods The California Department of Public Health's periods of 90 days extensions required limits entry into the legal, regulated market requiring refrigeration loop system Owner pre-made or purchased Mechanical ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Category I Residual Pesticides Testing period of 120 days basic nutritional information Seller’s permit number California Public Records Act Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 secondary package Water/Food-grade Dry Ice valid waiver Individual Owner shared-use manufacturing facilities medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together labeling Application Checklist alcoholic beverages child-resistant packaging Moisture Content Testing Local Authorization Attachment Cannabis Manufacturing Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing final form disclosure of all criminal convictions Distributor transport managing member Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 secondary packaging product formulation onsite consumption of cannabis goods CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act M-license edibles packaging opaque testing of cannabis goods Edibles– Products sales of cannabis goods Premises diagram 2020 recent news Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Live Scans for each owner cannabis waste security and cannabis waste disposal Cultivation less than 10,000 2020 updates Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch manufacturer's name written procedures for inventory control 2020 new laws product as a candy prohibited tobacco products A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity must enter certain events no infusion of alcohol local jurisdiction authorization cannabis cultivation licensing packaging and labeling requirements Local Jurisdictions MCSB’s temporary license application 120 days regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis waste management laws cannabis market persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Distributor Transport Only 100 mg of THC per package purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands equity interest in a commercial cannabis business hang tag or a peel-back label packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods CO2 and ethanol extractions Licensee Lookup Tool comply with all packaging and labeling requirements identity of the product 2020 issues at least 20% ownership interest storage of cannabis goods Extractions using CO2 California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 2020 laws testing lab topicals no added caffeine 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market member manager licensed cannabis distributors informational panel California Department of Public Health The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) packaging sanitary and hazard-free environment immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery manufacturing practices highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin shipping manifest Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) highly-concentrated oils or waxes commercial cannabis products Temporary License Application Information extracts Track and Trace Cannabinoids Testing CDPH-9041 Industrial Hemp Advisory Board finished product amount of THC content CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Vehicle Requirements cannabis industries 600 foot radius of a school certified by a California-licensed engineer testing methods Category II Residual Pesticides Testing amount of sodium medicinal and adult-use or both markets A-licensees paper inserted into the packaging health impacts of cannabis minimum standards for extraction processes re-sealable recordkeeping conducting quality assurance review contaminant free contaminants inventory and quality control shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH local jurisdiction’s requirements loan provided to a commercial cannabis business manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit nonlaboratory quality control remove THC/CBD convicted of a substantially related crime volatile solvent exit packaging medicinal commercial cannabis activity compliance with regulations good manufacturing practices allergen information Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods supply chain no infusion of nicotine Form # CDPH-9041 THC levels Transition Period local jurisdiction structure and formation documents regulatory framework A-license list of artificial food colorings Temporary event up to 4 days Arranging for laboratory testing hydrocarbon-based solvents commercial cannabis activity stickers Ethanol definition of owner cannabis plants laboratory quality assurance exception for testing laboratories cannabis adult-use products Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) separate applications local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations compliance with local jurisdiction medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods and more.

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


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