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outer package ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Ethanol The California Department of Public Health's periods of 90 days extensions cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) storage of cannabis goods conducting quality assurance review no infusion of nicotine Local Jurisdictions disposal state cannabis licensing Distributor transport scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises surety bond amount of sodium licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers nonlaboratory quality control 100 mg of THC per package Proposed Section 40133 Bond and Insurance Information exception for testing laboratories Personnel Requirements supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products commercial kitchens Retailer (Type 10) supply chain sanitary workplaces minimum standards for extraction processes licensing cannabis microbusinesses cannabis cartoons Application Checklist sugar limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg 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prohibited three cannabis licensing authorities separate applications Retailer (nonstorefront) shared-use manufacturing facilities compliance with regulations shipping manifest at least 20% ownership interest cannabis cultivation licensing payable to the state of California distributors Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products commercial cannabis manufacturing activity transport cannabis goods to retailer manned motor vehicle The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) commercial cannabis manufacturing final form child-resistant packaging contaminant free 2020 issues M-license cannabis sales and/or consumption paper inserted into the packaging delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 no infusion of alcohol Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Identifying information amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Local Authorization Attachment alcoholic beverages diagram of the business’s layout 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In addition, THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Dried flower Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Holding Indoor cultivation MCSB 90-day extension periods Microorganisms Quarantine Mixed-light cultivation Bureau Hazard Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type N – for infusions Extraction Processing Pathogen Component Adequate Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Qualified individual Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) CBD Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Volatile solvent Nonmanufactured cannabis product Premises Specialty Outdoor Specialty Indoor Mixed-light Tier 2 Net weight Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Request for Live Scan Department Track and trace system Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Nursery Personnel Quality control personnel CBD from industrial hemp Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Labeling Type 11 (Distributor) Cultivation site Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Primary panel Validation Monitor Cultivation Verification Mixed-light Tier 1 THC Contact surface Pest Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Proposition 65 warning statement Type P – for packaging and labeling only Quality Raw material Actual yield Commercial cannabis activity Environmental pathogen Topical cannabis product Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Unique identifier Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Adulterated Wet weight Quality control operation Watts per square foot Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Batch Sanitize adulteration UID Specialty Cottage Outdoor Canopy Processor alternate use of a manufacturing premises Mature plant Kief Adult-use Market Limited-access area Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Product Identity Processing aid Small Indoor Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Outdoor cultivation Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Immature plant infused pre-rolls Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) track and trace system Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Licensee M-license Track-and-trace systems Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Medium Outdoor Edible cannabis product infused butters and oils as concentrates Cannabis product package flower or pre-rolls gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA cannabis concentrates Package Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Preventive controls Type 12 (Microbusiness) Theoretical yield 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) Flowering Manufacturer licensee Lot Finished product list of cannabis manufacturers Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type P Packaging & Labeling Only In-process material Infusion Informational panel Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Allergen cross-contact Type 10 (Retailer) Medium Indoor DPH-17-010E Applicant Process Distribution Serving Manufacture Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Pre-roll Specialty Cottage Indoor Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Small Outdoor Ingredient Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Allergen products similar to traditional food products prohibited Universal symbol Nonvolatile solvent Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Harvest Batch and more.


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