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

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


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