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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2019 resolutions child-resistant outer package Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products 2019 important information Ethanol Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division equity interest in a commercial cannabis business contaminants manned motor vehicle allergen information THC levels commercial cannabis products informational panel child-resistant packaging highly-concentrated oils or waxes consumption of alcohol or tobacco no infusion of nicotine Application Checklist Carbon Dioxide (CO2) alcoholic beverages compliance with local jurisdiction period of 120 days 2019 recent news manufacturer's name Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) public health and safety 2019 proposed changes convicted of a substantially related crime Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) CDPH-9041 secondary package Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 surety bond volatile 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manufacturers cannabis cultivation licensing designated structure regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California testing methods California Department of Public Health MCSB Seller’s permit number LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS A-licensees extraction labeling California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 100 mg of THC per package Personnel Requirements Local Authorization Attachment retailers Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Financial information secured area Completed Temporary License Application Form onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Transition Period commercial cannabis manufacturing in California The California Department of Public Health's transporting cannabis goods persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business chain of custody MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS supplemental label distributors Transport vehicles alarm system supply chain evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises CO2 and ethanol extractions protocol Mycotoxins Testing Bond in the amount of $5,000 licensed cannabis distributors Temporary event up to 4 days finished product medicinal and adult-use or both markets Proposed Section 40133 financial interest holder member manager transportation and security Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) 2019 problems Cultivation less than 10,000 manufacturers who package for other producers Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch no infusion of alcohol valid waiver packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls state cannabis licensing evidence of rehabilitation Type S share facility space public Licensee Lookup Tool required limits the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Business Organizational commercial cannabis manufacturers ingredient list A-license mandated warning statements local jurisdiction 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laboratories potentially-hazardous foods activity for a period of 120 days Foreign Material Testing health impacts of cannabis stickers licensing cannabis distributors operating procedures Retailer (Type 10) packaging and labeling requirements managing member basic nutritional information Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) 2019 issues persons 21 years of age or older nonlaboratory quality control disposal and destruction methods payable to the state of California commercial cannabis activity Form # CDPH-9041 shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity concentrate manufacturing practices CDPH-issued universal symbol Identifying information 2019 new laws Microbusiness transportation dried flower 120 days Category I Residual Pesticides Testing licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories unique ID/batch number ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation disposal edible products Mechanical Financial Interest commercial kitchens investment into a commercial cannabis business Moisture Content Testing regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) inventory laboratory quality assurance Extractions using CO2 amount of sodium Distributor Transport Only Individual Owner tinctures Edibles– Products three state cannabis-licensing authorities Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) 2019 laws amount of THC content Premises diagram Category II Residual Pesticides Testing must enter certain events certified by a California-licensed engineer Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch M-licensees and more.

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


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