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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding commercial cannabis manufacturing in California licensing cannabis microbusinesses operating procedures cannabis cultivation licensing 2018 updates inhalable cannabis mandated warning statements transporting cannabis goods cannabis adult-use products member manager procedures for inventory control Live Scans for each owner online licensing system packaging and labeling infusion certified by a California-licensed engineer Transition Period microbusinesses dried flower 2018 resolutions an officer or director of a cannabis business Temporary License Application Mycotoxins Testing CDPH-issued universal symbol disposal amount of THC content commercial cannabis manufacturers Water/Food-grade Dry Ice shipping manifest managing member onsite consumption of cannabis goods Premises Information storage of cannabis goods retailers conditional license small product packaging persons 21 years of age or older regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis M-license 2018 regulations child-resistant packaging compliance with regulations Physical address Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control paper inserted into the packaging Licensees edibles packaging opaque Extractions using CO2 Premises diagram hydrocarbon-based solvents Distributor transport Temporary License Application Information product guidelines Financial information CDTFA seller’s permit contaminant free investment into a commercial cannabis business Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Foreign Material Testing licensed cannabis manufacturers Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) licensed physical location (premises) must enter certain events disclosure of all criminal convictions recordkeeping compliance with local jurisdiction 2018 important information amount of sodium 600 foot radius of a school Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) inventory and quality control contaminants LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Local Authorization informational panel Fingerprints sanitary and hazard-free environment annual license application Carbon Dioxide (CO2) payable to the state of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) periods of 90 days extensions 2018 problems ingredient list definition of owner 100 mg of THC per package Business Information vape cartridges Food-grade Butter/Oil Ethanol 2018 proposed changes testing methods medicinal and adult-use or both markets Operating Procedures Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Completed Temporary License Application Form amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package A-license good manufacturing practices 2018 fines purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands property for the commercial cannabis activity regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale edible products structure and formation documents testing of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) California Department of Public Health (CDPH) aggregate interest of 20% or more cannabis cartoons finished product transportation final form Retailer (nonstorefront) Manufacturing (non-volatile) Application Checklist surety bond Licensee Information shared-use manufacturing facilities temporary license access to the area(s) exception for testing laboratories Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 tamper-evident 120 days tobacco products sugar manufacture cannabis products persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business health impacts of cannabis license review process Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Owner local jurisdiction Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) primary panel requirements required limits convicted of a substantially related crime period of 120 days valid waiver comply with all packaging and labeling requirements shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Distributor Transport Only Local Jurisdictions chain of custody CO2 and ethanol extractions The California Department of Public Health's licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises ownership premises is not within a Government MCSB’s temporary license application secondary packaging three cannabis licensing authorities transportation and security no added caffeine Local Issuing Authority evidence of rehabilitation workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control stickers Personnel Requirements cannabis industries Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) medicinal commercial cannabis activity manufacturing cannabis products manufacturers who package for other producers 600-foot radius of a school Bond and Insurance Information labels not be attractive California Department of Public Health sampling standards Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods regulatory framework cultivation Premises Diagram manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods carbohydrates and fat per serving allergen information packaging and labeling requirements packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls 2018 revisions manufacturing activities Licensee Lookup Tool at least 99% purity exit packaging Proposition 65 Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) government warning statement label Financial Interest list of artificial food colorings Cannabinoids Testing ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Temporary Cannabis Event Criminal History public Licensee Lookup Tool Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Terpenoids Testing THC levels public health and safety M-licensees three state cannabis-licensing authorities BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Microbusiness product as a candy prohibited licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories secured area Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Butane/Hexane/Propane cannabis training capsules Vehicle Requirements motor carrier permit supplemental label Cultivation less than 10,000 2018 compliance disposal and destruction methods A-license and an M-license commercial cannabis manufacturing activity distributors waste management laws Arranging for laboratory testing some nutritional facts 2018 laws product formulation Business Organizational Edibles– Products hang tag or a peel-back label diagram of the business’s layout Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act requiring refrigeration licensing cannabis retailers Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch extracts medicinal and adult-use markets the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Identifying information Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Temporary event up to 4 days financial interest holder Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Individual Owner testing laboratories sanitary workplaces delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods inventory supply chain written procedures for inventory control child-resistant outer package testing lab premises diagram laboratory quality assurance opaque exit package identity of the product Type S share facility space transportation of cannabis goods CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing entry into the legal, regulated market California Public Records Act Percentage of ownership medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together concentrate licensed cannabis cultivators Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Seller’s permit number quality control commercial cannabis products emergency regulations The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) at least 20% ownership interest pre-made or purchased volatile solvent no infusion of alcohol cannabis event organizer license Heavy Metals Testing no infusion of nicotine meat and seafood, and other products operating premises licensed cannabis distributors destruction of cannabis goods Mechanical evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Bond in the amount of $5,000 adult-use commercial cannabis activity manufacturing practices Category I Residual Pesticides Testing loop system conducting quality assurance review re-sealable topicals transport cannabis goods to retailer Track and Trace MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 2018 issues A-licensees waste disposal designated structure limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package track and trace system supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Cannabis Manufacturing remove THC/CBD Retailer (Type 10) packaging basic nutritional information cannabis waste health claims sales of cannabis goods shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Category II Residual Pesticides Testing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers 2018 new laws Moisture Content Testing Transport vehicles alarm system Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction authorization Form # CDPH-9041 nonlaboratory quality control cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) consumption of alcohol or tobacco MCSB potentially-hazardous foods security 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cannabis sales and/or consumption local jurisdiction’s requirements manufacturing secondary package tinctures commercial cannabis manufacturing equity interest in a commercial cannabis business unique ID/batch number loan provided to a commercial cannabis business labeling alcoholic beverages security and cannabis waste disposal CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Local Authorization Attachment commercial kitchens Proposed Section 40133 activity for a period of 120 days limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving cannabis market minimum standards for extraction processes licensed premises protocol Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division highly-concentrated oils or waxes 2018 recent news scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises separate applications state cannabis licensing Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Labor peace agreement cannabis plants immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery licensing scheme extraction CDPH-9041 licensing cannabis distributors ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS manufacturer's name A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin manned motor vehicle and more.

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


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