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

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


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