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