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

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


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