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

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


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