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goods Premises diagram Manufacturing (non-volatile) security Licensees Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) no infusion of nicotine public health and safety A-licensees temporary license 2019 problems manufacturing CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package good manufacturing practices remove THC/CBD aggregate interest of 20% or more convicted of a substantially related crime MCSB’s temporary license application immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Edibles– Products meat and seafood, and other products infusion access to the area(s) Moisture Content Testing ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS packaging and labeling sales of cannabis goods California Department of Public Health product guidelines testing of cannabis goods opaque exit package definition of owner comply with all packaging and labeling requirements CDTFA seller’s permit waste management laws MCSB sanitary and hazard-free 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System (MCLS) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS quality control informational panel 2019 regulations Transport vehicles alarm system Licensee Information Local Jurisdictions cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) cannabis event organizer license Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) protocol cannabis plants supply chain Premises Information packaging government warning statement label three cannabis licensing authorities regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis licensed cannabis distributors medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing The California Department of Public Health's hydrocarbon-based solvents product as a candy prohibited no infusion of alcohol Personnel Requirements inhalable cannabis Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control commercial cannabis manufacturers licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods online licensing system Incorporating 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testing laboratories ingredient list laboratory quality assurance Cannabinoids Testing Arranging for laboratory testing Mycotoxins Testing packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Completed Temporary License Application Form Mechanical manufacture cannabis products inventory Proposed Section 40133 2019 issues manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) licensed cannabis manufacturers CDPH-9041 licensed physical location (premises) Percentage of ownership scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises medicinal commercial cannabis activity contaminants written procedures for inventory control cannabis industries allergen information commercial cannabis manufacturing activity 120 days Cultivation less than 10,000 M-licensees ownership premises is not within a Government secondary package must enter certain events Retailer (nonstorefront) exception for testing laboratories 600-foot radius of a school child-resistant outer package carbohydrates and fat per serving 2019 updates California Department of Public Health (CDPH) identity of the product Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) manufacturing practices THC levels retailers limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving labels not be attractive compliance with local jurisdiction amount of THC content ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers compliance with regulations list of artificial food colorings equity interest in a commercial cannabis business licensing cannabis microbusinesses payable to the state of California Distributor Transport Only investment into a commercial cannabis business Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division operating premises cannabis market 2019 proposed changes basic nutritional information Labor peace agreement periods of 90 days extensions manufacturers who package for other producers Licensee Lookup Tool contaminant free 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manufacturing in California designated structure supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products financial interest holder Financial information Individual Owner Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 mandated warning statements concentrate Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Physical address Retailer (Type 10) an officer or director of a cannabis business The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Vehicle Requirements Local Issuing Authority CO2 and ethanol extractions 2019 compliance Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles manufacturer's name California Public Records Act required limits and more.

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