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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Mechanical comply with all packaging and labeling requirements managing member ingredient list edible products CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Criminal History inventory and quality control 2019 issues no added caffeine Category II Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis event organizer license Percentage of ownership amount of THC content member manager Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) persons 21 years of age or older A-licensees medicinal commercial cannabis activity 2019 new laws 2019 compliance commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Cultivation less than 10,000 storage of cannabis goods Bond and Insurance Information The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products certified by a California-licensed engineer inhalable cannabis Business Information 120 days entry into the legal, regulated market cannabis adult-use products Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Distributor transport Temporary event up to 4 days limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving cannabis sales and/or consumption exit packaging Completed Temporary License Application Form Transition Period medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together dried flower valid waiver operating procedures commercial cannabis manufacturing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Financial Interest Cannabis Manufacturing small product packaging adult-use commercial cannabis activity product guidelines testing lab cannabis plants Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS extracts Moisture Content Testing 2019 updates product formulation tinctures exception for testing laboratories vape cartridges security and cannabis waste disposal local jurisdiction’s requirements Physical address A-license and an M-license quality control manufacturing practices emergency regulations waste management laws loan provided to a commercial cannabis business no infusion of alcohol cannabis cartoons medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity supply chain Identifying information onsite consumption of cannabis goods carbohydrates and fat per serving some nutritional facts Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Local Authorization Ethanol 2019 important information sanitary workplaces 2019 proposed changes CDTFA seller’s permit 2019 laws Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity manufacturer's name cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale financial interest holder highly-concentrated oils or waxes licensing cannabis distributors 2019 recent news licensed premises manufacturing unique ID/batch number infusion tobacco products Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Premises Diagram structure and formation documents government warning statement label commercial cannabis manufacturers testing methods Financial information Seller’s permit number Temporary License Application finished product M-license Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act 600-foot radius of a school licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises conditional license Licensee Information investment into a commercial cannabis business security 2019 regulations labeling sales of cannabis goods meat and seafood, and other products designated structure aggregate interest of 20% or more list of artificial food colorings minimum standards for extraction processes Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Proposition 65 Individual Owner 2019 revisions Bond in the amount of $5,000 annual license application Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch property for the commercial cannabis activity transport cannabis goods to retailer state cannabis licensing product as a candy prohibited secured area licensing cannabis microbusinesses conducting quality assurance review highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin allergen information Arranging for laboratory testing capsules regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS extraction Fingerprints Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates paper inserted into the packaging good manufacturing practices re-sealable manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Extractions using CO2 manufacturers who package for other producers local jurisdiction 2019 resolutions Business Organizational health impacts of cannabis Owner child-resistant outer package online licensing system Heavy Metals Testing must enter certain events distributors MCSB’s temporary license application Food-grade Butter/Oil Form # CDPH-9041 cannabis cultivation licensing Terpenoids Testing Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products recordkeeping stickers health claims inventory packaging evidence of rehabilitation informational panel California Department of Public Health sugar an officer or director of a cannabis business sampling standards licensed cannabis cultivators potentially-hazardous foods convicted of a substantially related crime California Public Records Act local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations commercial cannabis manufacturing in California manned motor vehicle equity interest in a commercial cannabis business disposal and destruction methods 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market commercial cannabis activity MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH cultivation disclosure of all criminal convictions hang tag or a peel-back label compliance with regulations regulatory framework nonlaboratory quality control procedures for inventory control Retailer (Type 10) Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control loop system purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands definition of owner cannabis market The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) sanitary and hazard-free environment the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) activity for a period of 120 days Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) no infusion of nicotine opaque exit package medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles shipping manifest diagram of the business’s layout surety bond edibles packaging opaque Edibles– Products manufacturing cannabis products three cannabis licensing authorities medicinal and adult-use or both markets public Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis training Distributor Transport Only destruction of cannabis goods topicals Water/Food-grade Dry Ice commercial cannabis products evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises supplemental label premises diagram temporary license shared-use manufacturing facilities compliance with local jurisdiction final form protocol contaminants Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) THC levels CDPH-9041 access to the area(s) Track and Trace 100 mg of THC per package commercial kitchens Proposed Section 40133 track and trace system Licensee Lookup Tool identity of the product tamper-evident Licensees Premises diagram regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Retailer (nonstorefront) licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Type S share facility space Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods local jurisdiction authorization transportation and security licensing scheme transporting cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) labels not be attractive Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Local Jurisdictions at least 20% ownership interest payable to the state of California Cannabinoids Testing retailers packaging and labeling requirements licensed physical location (premises) Labor peace agreement cannabis waste Personnel Requirements Application Checklist ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation alcoholic beverages medicinal and adult-use markets Live Scans for each owner CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls at least 99% purity motor carrier permit California Department of Public Health (CDPH) workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control 2019 fines remove THC/CBD Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Microbusiness disposal license review process 600 foot radius of a school testing of cannabis goods Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) consumption of alcohol or tobacco Foreign Material Testing operating premises waste disposal transportation of cannabis goods Manufacturing (non-volatile) Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division pre-made or purchased licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Premises Information BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL transportation period of 120 days secondary packaging limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package basic nutritional information microbusinesses testing laboratories hydrocarbon-based solvents Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 public health and safety A-license CO2 and ethanol extractions licensed cannabis distributors written procedures for inventory control MCSB three state cannabis-licensing authorities concentrate licensed cannabis manufacturers secondary package Local Issuing Authority amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package volatile solvent requiring refrigeration onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods amount of sodium Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 licensing cannabis retailers Vehicle Requirements chain of custody manufacture cannabis products shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Temporary Cannabis Event immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery mandated warning statements ownership premises is not within a Government cannabis industries Mycotoxins Testing periods of 90 days extensions Butane/Hexane/Propane Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) primary panel requirements contaminant free delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods 2019 problems The California Department of Public Health's separate applications Operating Procedures Local Authorization Attachment packaging and labeling required limits CDPH-issued universal symbol M-licensees child-resistant packaging laboratory quality assurance Transport vehicles alarm system Category I Residual Pesticides Testing manufacturing activities Temporary License Application Information and more.

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


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