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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding annual license application surety bond manufacturing cannabis products Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) exception for testing laboratories Physical address adult-use commercial cannabis activity aggregate interest of 20% or more cannabis cultivation licensing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) vape cartridges must enter certain events highly-concentrated oils or waxes cannabis plants delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods commercial cannabis activity security and cannabis waste disposal 600-foot radius of a school licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers waste management laws tobacco products shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving member manager contaminant free minimum standards for extraction processes licensed cannabis distributors packaging and labeling requirements persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business 100 mg of THC per package activity for a period of 120 days cannabis event organizer license finished product ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Water/Food-grade Dry Ice sanitary and hazard-free environment sales of cannabis goods A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity allergen information A-licensees procedures for inventory control Completed Temporary License Application Form BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL MCSB commercial cannabis manufacturing valid waiver no infusion of nicotine cultivation Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods distributors labeling Licensee Lookup Tool government warning statement label local jurisdiction’s requirements supply chain Application Checklist pre-made or purchased Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 testing of cannabis goods written procedures for inventory control transport cannabis goods to retailer commercial cannabis products Microbusiness quality control designated structure Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Identifying information Fingerprints potentially-hazardous foods evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Premises Diagram M-licensees Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS premises diagram stickers 2020 issues an officer or director of a cannabis business Financial Interest operating premises child-resistant outer package Mechanical highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin licensing cannabis distributors commercial kitchens small product packaging Temporary Cannabis Event Industrial Hemp Advisory Board licensing cannabis retailers packaging local jurisdiction authorization Vehicle Requirements secondary package CDPH-9041 Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products inventory and quality control motor carrier permit Form # CDPH-9041 licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises sanitary workplaces disposal and destruction methods child-resistant packaging Temporary event up to 4 days public health and safety medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity commercial cannabis manufacturers Retailer (nonstorefront) Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division payable to the state of California separate applications Temporary License Application volatile solvent 2020 proposed changes opaque exit package topicals remove THC/CBD investment into a commercial cannabis business medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package A-license and an M-license product formulation property for the commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction chain of custody workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control compliance with regulations convicted of a substantially related crime infusion primary panel requirements Live Scans for each owner hydrocarbon-based solvents packaging and labeling shipping manifest The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) secured area 2020 problems edible products supplemental label re-sealable Category I Residual Pesticides Testing security Transport vehicles alarm system no infusion of alcohol dried flower licensing scheme Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing at least 99% purity 2020 resolutions Retailer (Type 10) licensing cannabis microbusinesses consumption of alcohol or tobacco three cannabis licensing authorities 120 days Percentage of ownership manufacturing Local Jurisdictions destruction of cannabis goods Business Information laboratory quality assurance medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together extraction Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Premises Information Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 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Retailer (Type 9) shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company list of artificial food colorings good manufacturing practices Manufacturing (non-volatile) state cannabis licensing 2020 revisions at least 20% ownership interest regulatory framework Operating Procedures ownership premises is not within a Government Proposition 65 mandated warning statements persons 21 years of age or older onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods certified by a California-licensed engineer nonlaboratory quality control Carbon Dioxide (CO2) inventory sugar manufacturer's name waste disposal product guidelines Owner period of 120 days testing lab licensed physical location (premises) entry into the legal, regulated market three state cannabis-licensing authorities Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Food-grade Butter/Oil CO2 and ethanol extractions medicinal commercial cannabis activity cannabis cartoons Foreign Material Testing unique ID/batch 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manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) public Licensee Lookup Tool packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls paper inserted into the packaging 2020 new laws licensed premises ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) California Public Records Act structure and formation documents MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH periods of 90 days extensions Terpenoids Testing CDTFA seller’s permit license review process 2020 compliance Mycotoxins Testing cannabis adult-use products manufacturers who package for other producers scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises transportation of cannabis goods cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale online licensing system and more.

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


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