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California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods meat and seafood, and other products Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Labor peace agreement certified by a California-licensed engineer M-license 2020 updates transportation of cannabis goods Heavy Metals Testing commercial cannabis manufacturing activity sampling standards identity of the product packaging Track and Trace cannabis training Physical address operating procedures must enter certain events CDPH-issued universal symbol product as a candy prohibited highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin primary panel requirements A-license carbohydrates and fat per serving inventory Criminal History Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates convicted of a substantially related crime onsite consumption of cannabis goods Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) microbusinesses entry into the legal, regulated market topicals Cannabis 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In addition, Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Dried flower Bureau Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Commercial cannabis activity Type N – for infusions Pest Flowering Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Hazard Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Canopy Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Processing Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Premises cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Raw material Specialty Cottage Outdoor Microorganisms package flower or pre-rolls Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Actual yield Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Allergen Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Primary panel Type 11 (Distributor) Specialty Outdoor Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Distribution Quality control personnel Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Pathogen Theoretical yield infused butters and oils as concentrates Allergen cross-contact UID Batch CBD CBD from industrial hemp THC Mature plant DPH-17-010E Kief Quarantine Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Medium Outdoor Net weight Wet weight Request for Live Scan Outdoor cultivation cannabis concentrates Department Medium Indoor Nonmanufactured cannabis product Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Process list of cannabis manufacturers Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Lot Specialty Indoor Applicant Licensee Manufacture gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Monitor Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Cannabis product Harvest Batch Ingredient adulteration Processing aid alternate use of a manufacturing premises Quality control operation Sanitize Package Validation Indoor cultivation Cultivation site Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) 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) Preventive controls Verification Edible cannabis product Limited-access area Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mixed-light Tier 2 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Environmental pathogen Unique identifier Qualified individual Topical cannabis product Infusion Informational panel Track-and-trace systems Serving Product Identity Type 12 (Microbusiness) Nonvolatile solvent Nursery Manufacturer licensee products similar to traditional food products prohibited Specialty Cottage Indoor Quality Component Extraction Immature plant Contact surface Small Indoor Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Track and trace system Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Labeling Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Finished product Universal symbol Small Outdoor Adulterated Mixed-light cultivation Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Watts per square foot Adequate Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Proposition 65 warning statement In-process material Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Adult-use Market Holding Type 10 (Retailer) Volatile solvent Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Cultivation track and trace system Processor Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) M-license Personnel Pre-roll THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package MCSB 90-day extension periods infused pre-rolls Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 and more.


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