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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Local Jurisdictions commercial cannabis manufacturing in California CDTFA seller’s permit vape cartridges transportation amount of sodium Category II Residual Pesticides Testing edible products identity of the product good manufacturing practices LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS re-sealable manufacturing activities sugar 2019 updates dried flower Ethanol CDPH-9041 hang tag or a peel-back label government warning statement label commercial kitchens retailers Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) shipping manifest packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls cannabis waste California Department of Public Health mandated warning statements Temporary License Application Information minimum standards for extraction processes cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Cannabinoids Testing limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package manned motor vehicle managing member manufacturers who package for other producers three state cannabis-licensing authorities Arranging for laboratory testing Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products health impacts of cannabis packaging packaging and labeling requirements California Department of Public Health (CDPH) evidence of rehabilitation destruction of cannabis goods Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) definition of owner commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Licensees loop system opaque exit package cannabis sales and/or consumption ingredient list tamper-evident Mycotoxins Testing carbohydrates and fat per serving no infusion of alcohol Local Issuing Authority child-resistant outer package product as a candy prohibited motor carrier permit supplemental label infusion manufacture cannabis products Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) paper inserted into the packaging CO2 and ethanol extractions commercial cannabis manufacturers conducting quality assurance review Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) no added caffeine allergen information packaging and labeling equity interest in a commercial cannabis business the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) compliance with local jurisdiction informational panel Distributor transport ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 2019 regulations ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit tinctures inventory Carbon Dioxide (CO2) quality control waste disposal Butane/Hexane/Propane contaminant free primary panel requirements immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery sampling standards medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2019 fines 120 days no infusion of nicotine supply chain topicals 2019 problems periods of 90 days extensions license review process 2019 recent news Operating Procedures public Licensee Lookup Tool Fingerprints highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Individual Owner Owner compliance with regulations child-resistant packaging The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) investment into a commercial cannabis business 2019 laws testing lab limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving microbusinesses manufacturing practices licensing cannabis microbusinesses M-licensees at least 20% ownership interest temporary license consumption of alcohol or tobacco operating procedures medicinal and adult-use or both markets must enter certain events California Public Records Act Cultivation less than 10,000 alcoholic beverages 2019 revisions Manufacturing (non-volatile) Premises Diagram convicted of a substantially related crime adult-use commercial cannabis activity Type S share facility space designated structure licensed physical location (premises) Licensee Lookup Tool A-license and an M-license CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL disposal Identifying information recordkeeping written procedures for inventory control Licensee Information certified by a California-licensed engineer Edibles– Products exception for testing laboratories Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Terpenoids Testing manufacturing local jurisdiction’s requirements manufacturing cannabis products Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act required limits access to the area(s) Proposition 65 medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cannabis event organizer license premises diagram 2019 compliance Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) disposal and destruction methods pre-made or purchased local jurisdiction testing laboratories MCSB Temporary Cannabis Event Business Information Percentage of ownership Moisture Content Testing Local Authorization Attachment storage of cannabis goods transportation and security sales of cannabis goods remove THC/CBD cannabis plants Microbusiness inhalable 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100 mg of THC per package onsite consumption of cannabis goods medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles cannabis adult-use products payable to the state of California evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Temporary License Application cannabis cultivation licensing Financial information 600 foot radius of a school commercial cannabis manufacturing concentrate Business Organizational track and trace system Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Distributor Transport Only Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 state cannabis licensing 2019 important information regulatory framework three cannabis licensing authorities labels not be attractive Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Labor peace agreement exit packaging transport cannabis goods to retailer Local Authorization transportation of cannabis goods shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company hydrocarbon-based solvents Application Checklist A-licensees licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises list of artificial food colorings volatile solvent Bond and Insurance Information licensed cannabis cultivators Temporary event up to 4 days regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Proposed Section 40133 persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business 2019 resolutions 600-foot radius of a school laboratory quality assurance 2019 new laws Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Financial Interest highly-concentrated oils or waxes manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) stickers testing methods CDPH-issued universal symbol health claims member manager cannabis cartoons supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products secondary package commercial cannabis products secondary 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manufacturer's name final form Seller’s permit number Retailer (Type 10) purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands separate applications commercial cannabis activity Food-grade Butter/Oil Form # CDPH-9041 licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH procedures for inventory control inventory and quality control valid waiver Foreign Material Testing Track and Trace regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis THC levels licensing cannabis distributors public health and safety local jurisdiction authorization sanitary and hazard-free environment licensed cannabis manufacturers operating premises Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing persons 21 years of age or older secured area and more.

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


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