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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding commercial cannabis manufacturing activity local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations supplemental label 2018 regulations written procedures for inventory control compliance with local jurisdiction CDPH-9041 Ethanol extraction cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale waste disposal Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Local Authorization Attachment amount of THC content Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates nonlaboratory quality control packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Cannabis Manufacturing commercial cannabis manufacturers California Public Records Act Butane/Hexane/Propane disclosure of all criminal convictions compliance with regulations 120 days capsules carbohydrates and fat per serving Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Seller’s permit number transportation and security labels not be attractive convicted of a substantially related crime A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity tobacco products microbusinesses operating procedures structure and formation documents Track and Trace adult-use commercial cannabis activity MCSB Edibles– Products Foreign Material Testing testing lab inventory Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) THC levels Local Authorization Bond in the amount of $5,000 three state cannabis-licensing authorities Type S share facility space Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 disposal and destruction methods manufacturing CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL comply with all packaging and labeling requirements loan provided to a commercial cannabis business pre-made or purchased alcoholic beverages 600-foot radius of a school Criminal History local jurisdiction authorization limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package primary panel requirements exception for testing laboratories storage of cannabis goods quality control medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing motor carrier permit testing methods opaque exit package licensing cannabis distributors separate applications cannabis cartoons licensing cannabis retailers meat and seafood, and other products transport cannabis goods to retailer shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company supply chain Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) edible products protocol CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing no infusion of nicotine informational panel required limits laboratory quality assurance licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Temporary Cannabis Event government warning statement label annual license application Proposition 65 cannabis waste Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2018 fines premises diagram Mycotoxins Testing Financial information secondary packaging good manufacturing practices Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch access to the area(s) loop system three cannabis licensing authorities at least 20% ownership interest Temporary event up to 4 days child-resistant packaging The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Premises Diagram manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) sugar no infusion of alcohol exit packaging CO2 and ethanol extractions investment into a commercial cannabis business Microbusiness Transition Period conducting quality assurance review identity of the product designated structure Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) sales of cannabis goods member manager Personnel Requirements tamper-evident track and trace system licensed cannabis manufacturers Completed Temporary License Application Form volatile solvent edibles packaging opaque 2018 new laws potentially-hazardous foods tinctures re-sealable small product packaging Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Food-grade Butter/Oil Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Licensees 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market 2018 problems product as a candy prohibited 2018 important information manufacturing cannabis products Category II Residual Pesticides Testing vape cartridges chain of custody Heavy Metals Testing cannabis event organizer license cannabis sales and/or consumption LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS dried flower shipping manifest manufacturing practices 2018 updates 600 foot radius of a school Cannabinoids Testing A-license no added caffeine Application Checklist 100 mg of THC per package licensing cannabis microbusinesses Premises Information health impacts of cannabis recordkeeping list of artificial food colorings Identifying information Distributor Transport Only certified by a California-licensed engineer M-license distributors manufacture cannabis products Cultivation less than 10,000 entry into the legal, regulated market A-license and an M-license hang tag or a peel-back label contaminants remove THC/CBD local jurisdiction disposal Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 period of 120 days public health and safety Physical address evidence of rehabilitation at least 99% purity commercial cannabis manufacturing Transport vehicles alarm system Proposed Section 40133 Mechanical payable to the state of California Temporary License Application extracts licensed premises topicals periods of 90 days extensions regulatory framework manned motor vehicle licensed physical location (premises) 2018 laws California Department of Public Health (CDPH) cannabis plants Fingerprints licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers California Department of Public Health shared-use manufacturing facilities commercial cannabis activity Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Percentage of ownership allergen information surety bond Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) cannabis cultivation licensing highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin inventory and quality control amount of sodium onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Labor peace agreement Live Scans for each owner ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS The California Department of Public Health's Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control cannabis industries licensed cannabis cultivators local jurisdiction’s requirements transporting cannabis goods 2018 proposed changes license review process Water/Food-grade Dry Ice ingredient list diagram of the business’s layout public Licensee Lookup Tool security and cannabis waste disposal manufacturing activities labeling inhalable cannabis medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together cannabis training retailers transportation of cannabis goods operating premises Retailer (nonstorefront) Manufacturing (non-volatile) cannabis adult-use products Licensee Lookup Tool stickers purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands paper inserted into the packaging Arranging for laboratory testing 2018 resolutions minimum standards for extraction processes Individual Owner workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control medicinal commercial cannabis activity Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 conditional license sampling standards Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Local Issuing Authority manufacturers who package for other producers equity interest in a commercial cannabis business medicinal and adult-use markets Bond and Insurance Information CDPH-issued universal symbol supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Form # CDPH-9041 packaging requiring refrigeration concentrate emergency regulations Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) basic nutritional information product guidelines Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles waste management laws regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis M-licensees Local Jurisdictions 2018 compliance 2018 revisions the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) an officer or director of a cannabis business must enter certain events 2018 issues infusion highly-concentrated oils or waxes cannabis market persons 21 years of age or older managing member immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Licensee Information health claims temporary license Retailer (Type 10) Extractions using CO2 ownership premises is not within a Government Category I Residual Pesticides Testing testing of cannabis goods persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business packaging and labeling scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Operating Procedures shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit definition of owner ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) testing laboratories Distributor transport commercial cannabis manufacturing in California product formulation onsite consumption of cannabis goods mandated warning statements Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) licensing scheme CDTFA seller’s permit commercial kitchens Business Information Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Moisture Content Testing transportation Financial Interest Vehicle Requirements Owner secondary package limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving activity for a period of 120 days regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Terpenoids Testing consumption of alcohol or tobacco valid waiver Business Organizational evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises final form medicinal and adult-use or both markets 2018 recent news aggregate interest of 20% or more financial interest holder sanitary workplaces state cannabis licensing manufacturer's name The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensed cannabis distributors MCSB’s temporary license application packaging and labeling requirements finished product security procedures for inventory control hydrocarbon-based solvents property for the commercial cannabis activity online licensing system destruction of cannabis goods Temporary License Application Information Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing commercial cannabis products Premises diagram child-resistant outer package cultivation secured area A-licensees unique ID/batch number amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package some nutritional facts MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH contaminant free Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products sanitary and hazard-free environment and more.

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


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