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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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Diagram vape cartridges regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 adult-use commercial cannabis activity no added caffeine cannabis plants shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Application Checklist licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Arranging for laboratory testing shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company consumption of alcohol or tobacco Licensee Lookup Tool secured area license review process Track and Trace hydrocarbon-based solvents labeling Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products edibles packaging opaque BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL amount of THC content 120 days definition of owner sanitary workplaces Retailer (Type 10) Percentage of ownership testing methods recordkeeping medicinal and adult-use or both markets Terpenoids Testing ingredient list A-license and an M-license volatile solvent security and cannabis waste disposal procedures for inventory control Cultivation less than 10,000 CO2 and ethanol extractions destruction of cannabis goods CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing disposal and destruction methods Proposed Section 40133 Temporary event up to 4 days local jurisdiction’s requirements three cannabis licensing authorities Operating Procedures amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Individual Owner sales of cannabis goods opaque exit package Distributor Transport Only diagram of the business’s layout primary panel requirements Retailer (nonstorefront) hang tag or a peel-back label 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market cultivation entry into the legal, regulated market Licensee Information CDTFA seller’s permit an officer or director of a cannabis business shared-use manufacturing facilities aggregate interest of 20% or more supplemental label Bond and Insurance Information 2019 problems basic nutritional information waste disposal 600 foot radius of a school structure and formation documents Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensed cannabis distributors disposal Completed Temporary License Application Form inventory and quality control secondary packaging sampling standards informational panel required limits manufacturers who package for other producers Personnel Requirements 600-foot radius of a school amount of sodium operating procedures Edibles– Products Food-grade Butter/Oil Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Local Authorization persons 21 years of age or older commercial kitchens transportation product formulation cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Carbon Dioxide (CO2) medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity California Department of Public Health transportation of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturers medicinal commercial cannabis activity cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Temporary Cannabis Event topicals Transition Period Mycotoxins Testing California Public Records Act 2019 fines 2019 important information manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) onsite consumption of cannabis goods licensing scheme unique ID/batch number delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Identifying information certified by a California-licensed engineer medicinal and adult-use markets manufacturing cannabis products dried flower health impacts of cannabis activity for a period of 120 days emergency regulations 2019 recent news testing laboratories Microbusiness regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis transport cannabis goods to retailer Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH evidence of rehabilitation 2019 new laws Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Mechanical Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) period of 120 days cannabis event organizer license Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Category II Residual Pesticides Testing convicted of a substantially 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Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control at least 20% ownership interest potentially-hazardous foods some nutritional facts onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Live Scans for each owner annual license application Physical address Bond in the amount of $5,000 laboratory quality assurance persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Owner 2019 laws cannabis cultivation licensing public health and safety government warning statement label packaging no infusion of nicotine evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Form # CDPH-9041 mandated warning statements licensed premises list of artificial food colorings Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing track and trace system manufacturing activities Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 finished product Business Information 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Procedures (SOPs) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) local jurisdiction cannabis waste Temporary License Application Information 2019 proposed changes Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Type S share facility space protocol storage of cannabis goods Local Authorization Attachment ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS supply chain sanitary and hazard-free environment Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) managing member stickers Fingerprints Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates exception for testing laboratories requiring refrigeration CDPH-issued universal symbol remove THC/CBD minimum standards for extraction processes Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act compliance with local jurisdiction labels not be attractive valid waiver written procedures for inventory control periods of 90 days extensions re-sealable licensed physical location (premises) 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In addition, Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type N – for infusions Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Cultivation site Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Edible cannabis product Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Outdoor cultivation Kief Adequate Type 12 (Microbusiness) Nursery Immature plant Finished product Hazard Manufacture Infusion Nonvolatile solvent Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Verification Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Labeling CBD M-license adulteration Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Processing Personnel Adulterated Processor cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Environmental pathogen Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) list of cannabis manufacturers Quality control operation Holding Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) DPH-17-010E Adult-use Market Net weight Specialty Outdoor Medium Outdoor infused pre-rolls Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Pest Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Request for Live Scan Quarantine Preventive controls Pre-roll Limited-access area Primary panel Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) track and trace system UID Volatile solvent CBD from industrial hemp Actual yield Allergen cross-contact Bureau Microorganisms Contact surface Serving Department Sanitize Track-and-trace systems Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Ingredient Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Informational panel Processing aid Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Batch Wet weight Qualified individual Cultivation Extraction Small Indoor Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Manufacturer licensee gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA THC Universal symbol Indoor cultivation products similar to traditional food products prohibited Mature plant Type 11 (Distributor) Medium Indoor Process Validation Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 cannabis concentrates Canopy MCSB 90-day extension periods infused butters and oils as concentrates Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Applicant In-process material Package Cannabis product Distribution Type 10 (Retailer) Lot Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Theoretical yield Specialty Indoor Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Commercial cannabis activity Product Identity Quality control personnel Mixed-light Tier 1 Licensee package flower or pre-rolls Allergen Component Flowering Pathogen Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Harvest Batch Topical cannabis product Quality Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Monitor alternate use of a manufacturing premises Specialty Cottage Indoor Raw material Mixed-light cultivation Unique identifier Watts per square foot Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Premises Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Proposition 65 warning statement Track and trace system Small Outdoor Dried flower Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; 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) Specialty Cottage Outdoor and more.


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