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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 sales of cannabis goods certified by a California-licensed engineer testing of cannabis goods Bond in the amount of $5,000 testing methods Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) secured area shipping manifest Terpenoids Testing labeling conditional license 2020 regulations manufacturers who package for other producers THC levels 2020 fines finished product extraction 2020 resolutions cannabis market regulatory framework Ethanol motor carrier permit The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) disclosure of all criminal convictions structure and formation documents identity of the product property for the commercial cannabis activity medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2020 compliance inhalable cannabis packaging and labeling tobacco products recordkeeping Retailer (nonstorefront) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Transition Period limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving government warning statement label allergen information waste management laws shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit distributors Carbon Dioxide (CO2) CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL local jurisdiction authorization written procedures for inventory control emergency regulations labels not be attractive child-resistant packaging tamper-evident paper inserted into the packaging Licensees surety bond Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act access to the area(s) hydrocarbon-based solvents 600 foot radius of a school an officer or director of a cannabis business chain of custody license review process retailers waste disposal evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Water/Food-grade Dry Ice regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin ownership premises is not within a Government transportation of cannabis goods capsules Licensee Information periods of 90 days extensions Transport vehicles alarm system manufacturer's name storage of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturers 100 mg of THC per package infusion no infusion of nicotine contaminant free Moisture Content Testing onsite consumption of cannabis goods licensing cannabis retailers Personnel Requirements quality control exit packaging Distributor Transport Only persons 21 years of age or older convicted of a substantially related crime packaging Business Organizational supply chain temporary license licensed physical location (premises) sugar licensed cannabis cultivators cannabis plants amount of THC content The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Local Authorization destruction of cannabis goods Local Jurisdictions at least 99% purity Cannabinoids Testing Business Information child-resistant outer package Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Live Scans for each owner Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Manufacturing (non-volatile) contaminants Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing activity for a period of 120 days limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package 2020 revisions good manufacturing practices medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Premises Information the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) mandated warning statements edible products Owner remove THC/CBD Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch state cannabis licensing Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Premises Diagram Type S share facility space Temporary event up to 4 days Application Checklist microbusinesses Criminal History online licensing system local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) pre-made or purchased disposal procedures for inventory control regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California CDPH-issued universal symbol security Extractions using CO2 Heavy Metals Testing protocol local jurisdiction evidence of rehabilitation laboratory quality assurance packaging and labeling requirements MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together public Licensee Lookup Tool operating premises A-license shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Seller’s permit number Proposed Section 40133 health impacts of cannabis ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS comply with all packaging and labeling requirements cannabis waste Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) M-licensees MCSB’s temporary license application sanitary workplaces 2020 important information Completed Temporary License Application Form must enter certain events manufacturing 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Bureau of Cannabis Control potentially-hazardous foods loan provided to a commercial cannabis business minimum standards for extraction processes unique ID/batch number LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS separate applications licensing scheme vape cartridges local jurisdiction’s requirements transport cannabis goods to retailer Financial information commercial cannabis manufacturing Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods supplemental label sampling standards dried flower Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products cannabis adult-use products opaque exit package Category II Residual Pesticides Testing three cannabis licensing authorities member manager cultivation Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) cannabis cultivation licensing inventory required limits final form security and cannabis waste disposal Identifying information cannabis sales and/or consumption Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) licensing cannabis distributors 2020 laws Microbusiness 600-foot radius of a school CO2 and ethanol extractions volatile solvent diagram of the business’s layout equity interest in a commercial cannabis business onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods MCSB operating procedures The California Department of Public Health's ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation disposal and destruction methods Licensee Lookup Tool consumption of alcohol or tobacco testing laboratories M-license compliance with regulations Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 licensed premises Mechanical California Department of Public Health (CDPH) commercial cannabis manufacturing in California definition of owner 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Labor peace agreement tinctures valid waiver commercial cannabis activity workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control 2020 updates health claims period of 120 days CDPH-9041 Individual Owner cannabis industries annual license application nonlaboratory quality control manufacturing manufacture cannabis products Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Percentage of ownership Local Issuing Authority adult-use commercial cannabis activity CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Cannabis Manufacturing Food-grade Butter/Oil licensed cannabis distributors Fingerprints Butane/Hexane/Propane informational panel entry into the legal, regulated market 2020 problems Track and Trace secondary package commercial kitchens 2020 proposed changes transporting cannabis goods delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods CDTFA seller’s permit Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 public health and safety 2020 new laws Temporary License Application Information financial interest holder California Public Records Act Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Premises diagram no infusion of alcohol Mycotoxins Testing 120 days 2020 recent news ingredient list cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) carbohydrates and fat per serving Operating Procedures cannabis cartoons manned motor vehicle highly-concentrated oils or waxes exception for testing laboratories immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery sanitary and hazard-free environment no added caffeine Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division three state cannabis-licensing authorities some nutritional facts commercial cannabis products Form # CDPH-9041 A-license and an M-license at least 20% ownership interest inventory and quality control loop system 2020 issues medicinal and adult-use markets A-licensees licensing cannabis microbusinesses topicals Bond and Insurance Information transportation and security Temporary Cannabis Event manufacturing cannabis products Cultivation less than 10,000 testing lab Foreign Material Testing medicinal and adult-use or both markets small product packaging extracts investment into a commercial cannabis business manufacturing practices meat and seafood, and other products persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business aggregate interest of 20% or more payable to the state of California primary panel requirements Proposition 65 amount of sodium Vehicle Requirements Financial Interest requiring refrigeration hang tag or a peel-back label compliance with local jurisdiction commercial cannabis manufacturing activity California Department of Public Health managing member Distributor transport product guidelines Physical address licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers premises diagram transportation scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises shared-use manufacturing facilities re-sealable medicinal commercial cannabis activity stickers and more.

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


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