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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Completed Temporary License Application Form Business Organizational track and trace system sampling standards secondary packaging Operating Procedures cannabis plants Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) compliance with local jurisdiction Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates M-license highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin hydrocarbon-based solvents periods of 90 days extensions Mycotoxins Testing retailers local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations no added caffeine online licensing system manufacture cannabis products Individual Owner Temporary License Application Information Physical address shipping manifest volatile solvent temporary license loop system microbusinesses consumption of alcohol or tobacco BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL local jurisdiction’s requirements manned motor vehicle testing lab requiring refrigeration government warning statement label convicted of a substantially related crime packaging licensed cannabis distributors valid waiver product guidelines health impacts of cannabis Butane/Hexane/Propane Food-grade Butter/Oil Bond in the amount of $5,000 secured area no infusion of alcohol licensing cannabis microbusinesses at least 99% purity manufacturing activities contaminants access to the area(s) edible products carbohydrates and fat per serving labeling 2019 new laws the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) CDPH-issued universal symbol cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 600 foot radius of a school Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Arranging for laboratory testing Temporary event up to 4 days limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Owner transportation 2019 important information Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Transition Period delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods three cannabis licensing authorities some nutritional facts Proposed Section 40133 workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control transporting cannabis goods 2019 proposed changes product as a candy prohibited unique ID/batch number Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Vehicle Requirements remove THC/CBD public Licensee Lookup Tool sugar managing member MCSB testing methods required limits Financial Interest destruction of cannabis goods Microbusiness Form # CDPH-9041 ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis cartoons loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch local jurisdiction commercial cannabis manufacturing Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Extractions using CO2 supplemental label Temporary License Application written procedures for inventory control Mechanical licensed physical location (premises) commercial kitchens tamper-evident manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) emergency regulations 2019 resolutions Licensee Lookup Tool evidence of rehabilitation waste management laws Cultivation less than 10,000 designated structure definition of owner supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) CDTFA seller’s permit medicinal commercial cannabis activity Live Scans for each owner Industrial Hemp Advisory Board small product packaging Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 2019 problems disclosure of all criminal convictions manufacturers who package for other producers potentially-hazardous foods 600-foot radius of a school public health and safety tobacco products scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) disposal alcoholic beverages Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Manufacturing (non-volatile) Labor peace agreement extracts regulatory framework licensed premises 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In addition, gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Pre-roll Sanitize CBD Canopy Serving Nonvolatile solvent Distribution Manufacture Quality Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Kief Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Specialty Cottage Indoor Finished product Quarantine THC package flower or pre-rolls Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Adulterated Type P – for packaging and labeling only Track and trace system Pathogen Wet weight Net weight Type 11 (Distributor) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Request for Live Scan alternate use of a manufacturing premises Environmental pathogen Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Specialty Outdoor Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Dried flower Type 10 (Retailer) Unique identifier Informational panel Processing aid Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Process Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Primary panel Department Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Premises Outdoor cultivation Watts per square foot Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 list of cannabis manufacturers Extraction Quality control operation Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Medium Indoor infused pre-rolls Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) MCSB 90-day extension periods Cultivation site Component Validation Proposition 65 warning statement Contact surface Pest Adequate Indoor cultivation Processing Allergen cross-contact Preventive controls UID Quality control personnel Small Indoor infused butters and oils as concentrates Labeling cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 products similar to traditional food products prohibited Licensee cannabis concentrates Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Nursery Type N – for infusions Track-and-trace systems Product Identity Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Bureau Theoretical yield Immature plant Cultivation Applicant Limited-access area Specialty Indoor Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Medium Outdoor Holding Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Lot Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Hazard Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) DPH-17-010E Small Outdoor Package Actual yield Type P Packaging & Labeling Only M-license Infusion Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Universal symbol Ingredient Flowering THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Topical cannabis product Edible cannabis product Processor 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) adulteration Raw material Mixed-light cultivation Manufacturer licensee Specialty Cottage Outdoor Batch Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Volatile solvent Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Adult-use Market Personnel In-process material Monitor Allergen Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 12 (Microbusiness) Microorganisms track and trace system Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Commercial cannabis activity Cannabis product Harvest Batch Verification CBD from industrial hemp Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Mature plant Qualified individual Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) and more.


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