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contaminants manned motor vehicle Transport vehicles alarm system Premises Diagram basic nutritional information waste management laws sanitary and hazard-free environment shipping manifest amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package medicinal and adult-use or both markets 2019 regulations Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 persons 21 years of age or older exit packaging manufacturing activities member manager remove THC/CBD licensing scheme regulatory framework Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California vape cartridges Local Issuing Authority cannabis cultivation licensing no added caffeine manufacturing practices transporting cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) an officer or director of a cannabis business product guidelines cannabis plants labels not be attractive 2019 issues equity interest in a commercial cannabis business destruction of cannabis goods Mechanical designated structure licensed cannabis cultivators Temporary License Application manufacturers who package for other producers CDPH-9041 licensing cannabis microbusinesses ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Criminal History A-license and an M-license mandated warning statements Butane/Hexane/Propane 120 days Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products 2019 revisions certified by a California-licensed engineer period of 120 days valid waiver Labor peace agreement local jurisdiction authorization THC levels finished product Vehicle Requirements hang tag or a peel-back label testing lab topicals security and cannabis waste disposal local jurisdiction evidence of rehabilitation public health and safety the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) quality control Fingerprints microbusinesses Arranging for laboratory testing dried flower investment into a commercial cannabis business final 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using CO2 Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) edible products Temporary Cannabis Event Type S share facility space Carbon Dioxide (CO2) loan provided to a commercial cannabis business ingredient list Category II Residual Pesticides Testing cultivation Ethanol Proposed Section 40133 sales of cannabis goods product formulation Operating Procedures tinctures cannabis cartoons highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin entry into the legal, regulated market shared-use manufacturing facilities commercial cannabis manufacturing 2019 important information Temporary event up to 4 days pre-made or purchased California Department of Public Health meat and seafood, and other products medicinal and adult-use markets manufacture cannabis products testing methods requiring refrigeration packaging infusion capsules Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) ownership premises is not within a Government Water/Food-grade Dry Ice 2019 laws local jurisdiction’s 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2019 proposed changes purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Identifying information labeling contaminant free commercial cannabis products Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2019 recent news cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale CDPH-issued universal symbol medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together definition of owner Premises diagram Licensee Lookup Tool Bond and Insurance Information Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing access to the area(s) 2019 new laws California Public Records Act licensing cannabis retailers 600-foot radius of a school no infusion of alcohol scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises child-resistant outer package identity of the product Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates emergency regulations compliance with regulations transportation of cannabis goods Licensees evidence of the legal right to 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