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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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product as a candy prohibited no infusion of nicotine ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing payable to the state of California premises diagram Criminal History Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 period of 120 days licensing scheme informational panel temporary license procedures for inventory control Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 state cannabis licensing retailers Identifying information at least 20% ownership interest 600 foot radius of a school limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Temporary License Application Information cannabis training Foreign Material Testing medicinal commercial cannabis activity inventory and quality control Heavy Metals Testing health claims three cannabis licensing authorities cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Completed Temporary License Application Form Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) 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In addition, Manufacturer licensee Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) THC adulteration THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Small Indoor Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Personnel Adult-use Market Premises cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Allergen cross-contact Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Component Canopy Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Specialty Cottage Outdoor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Actual yield Pathogen Universal symbol Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Processing aid Specialty Indoor Net weight Department Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Quality control operation Ingredient Track and trace system DPH-17-010E Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Quarantine Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) CBD from industrial hemp Adequate gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Proposition 65 warning statement 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 Mixed-Light Tier 2 Adulterated Type 11 (Distributor) Finished product Serving Type N – for infusions Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Informational panel MCSB 90-day extension periods Holding Lot Unique identifier Process Mixed-light Tier 1 Infusion Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Microorganisms Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) UID Cultivation site Topical cannabis product In-process material Extraction Preventive controls Labeling Theoretical yield Nursery alternate use of a manufacturing premises infused pre-rolls Flowering Bureau Type 12 (Microbusiness) Quality control personnel Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Raw material Medium Indoor Outdoor cultivation Package list of cannabis manufacturers Batch Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Medium Outdoor Kief Allergen Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Sanitize Nonmanufactured cannabis product Pest Limited-access area Primary panel Licensee Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Manufacture Cultivation Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Commercial cannabis activity Quality Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Product Identity track and trace system Distribution M-license Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Immature plant Nonvolatile solvent Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Processor Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) CBD products similar to traditional food products prohibited Environmental pathogen Applicant Watts per square foot Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Small Outdoor Cannabis product Validation Type 10 (Retailer) cannabis concentrates Monitor Harvest Batch package flower or pre-rolls Verification Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Processing Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Specialty Cottage Indoor infused butters and oils as concentrates Volatile solvent Wet weight Dried flower Mixed-light cultivation Indoor cultivation Mixed-light Tier 2 Pre-roll Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Request for Live Scan Specialty Outdoor Qualified individual Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Edible cannabis product Contact surface Track-and-trace systems Mature plant Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Hazard and more.


Last updated on February 13, 2019



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