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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding shared-use manufacturing facilities sales of cannabis goods 2019 recent news child-resistant outer package licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package M-licensees hydrocarbon-based solvents 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market CO2 and ethanol extractions at least 99% purity opaque exit package entry into the legal, regulated market Terpenoids Testing Application Checklist three cannabis licensing authorities Extractions using CO2 no infusion of nicotine edible products California Public Records Act equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS local jurisdiction managing member evidence of rehabilitation Local Authorization CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL mandated warning statements topicals California Department of Public Health transportation Transport vehicles alarm system A-license and an M-license MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin packaging and labeling requirements commercial kitchens must enter certain events product formulation compliance with local jurisdiction nonlaboratory quality control tobacco products 2019 fines Business Organizational period of 120 days cannabis sales and/or consumption requiring refrigeration consumption of alcohol or tobacco periods of 90 days extensions disposal and destruction methods Distributor transport cannabis cultivation licensing Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Fingerprints manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) track and trace system dried flower 2019 proposed changes health claims Retailer (Type 10) scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises testing laboratories volatile solvent licensed physical location (premises) 600-foot radius of a school sanitary workplaces sampling standards manufacture cannabis products medicinal and adult-use or both markets Industrial Hemp Advisory Board no infusion of alcohol Cannabis Manufacturing security Licensee Information Labor peace agreement inventory manufacturing practices manufacturers who package for other producers M-license CDPH-9041 exception for testing laboratories limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control valid waiver licensed cannabis cultivators immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery minimum standards for extraction processes cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) transport cannabis goods to retailer edibles packaging opaque 120 days Temporary License Application Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division cultivation testing methods structure and formation documents sanitary and hazard-free environment Moisture Content Testing medicinal and adult-use markets amount of THC content Operating Procedures Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Financial information recordkeeping disclosure of all criminal convictions licensing cannabis retailers Distributor Transport Only extracts tamper-evident commercial cannabis manufacturing in California testing lab product as a candy prohibited premises diagram final form conducting quality assurance review the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) adult-use commercial cannabis activity Vehicle Requirements Cannabinoids Testing hang tag or a peel-back label three state cannabis-licensing authorities microbusinesses temporary license 2019 laws identity of the product Licensees Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing re-sealable Personnel Requirements Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Water/Food-grade Dry Ice quality control infusion tinctures capsules Local Jurisdictions Completed Temporary License Application Form Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 ingredient list emergency regulations onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) destruction of cannabis goods Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control commercial cannabis manufacturing Manufacturing (non-volatile) cannabis industries diagram of the business’s layout concentrate convicted of a substantially related crime shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) licensed cannabis distributors BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL informational panel disposal Edibles– Products onsite consumption of cannabis goods child-resistant packaging Temporary Cannabis Event stickers evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises packaging public health and safety remove THC/CBD activity for a period of 120 days Type S share facility space Food-grade Butter/Oil carbohydrates and fat per serving surety bond potentially-hazardous foods shipping manifest 2019 regulations CDPH-issued universal symbol purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Business Information Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis cartoons licensed cannabis manufacturers distributors packaging and labeling Transition Period Live Scans for each owner ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation pre-made or purchased exit packaging Temporary License Application Information manufacturing 600 foot radius of a school Proposed Section 40133 CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing product guidelines license review process good manufacturing practices comply with all packaging and labeling requirements highly-concentrated oils or waxes access to the area(s) medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Proposition 65 delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Heavy Metals Testing Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package 2019 updates some nutritional facts conditional license packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Retailer (nonstorefront) ownership premises is not within a Government 100 mg of THC per package California Department of Public Health (CDPH) investment into a commercial cannabis business licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers inhalable cannabis The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Individual Owner unique ID/batch number extraction Premises Diagram required limits certified by a California-licensed engineer Seller’s permit number 2019 issues chain of custody licensing scheme Ethanol regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles compliance with regulations no added caffeine primary panel requirements property for the commercial cannabis activity medicinal commercial cannabis activity Premises diagram 2019 important information payable to the state of California procedures for inventory control Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act retailers protocol storage of cannabis goods Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch an officer or director of a cannabis business licensing cannabis microbusinesses cannabis plants Mycotoxins Testing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California annual license application contaminants Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) operating procedures operating premises transportation of cannabis goods cannabis adult-use products online licensing system commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Financial Interest THC levels secondary packaging secondary package Track and Trace separate applications paper inserted into the packaging 2019 new laws public Licensee Lookup Tool A-licensees vape cartridges labeling cannabis market cannabis waste written procedures for inventory control cannabis training ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS transportation and security commercial cannabis manufacturers Owner Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products CDTFA seller’s permit Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) licensing cannabis distributors supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products small product packaging local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Bond and Insurance Information The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) basic nutritional information loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Temporary event up to 4 days Percentage of ownership waste management laws MCSB’s temporary license application state cannabis licensing laboratory quality assurance member manager cannabis event organizer license shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit amount of sodium Local Issuing Authority secured area alcoholic beverages medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Premises Information Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) allergen information A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Criminal History financial interest holder labels not be attractive medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity inventory and quality control manufacturer's name A-license Arranging for laboratory testing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale 2019 revisions Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 transporting cannabis goods list of artificial food colorings commercial cannabis products Mechanical Local Authorization Attachment commercial cannabis activity Microbusiness licensed premises motor carrier permit Physical address MCSB Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 The California Department of Public Health's waste disposal Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) local jurisdiction authorization supply chain security and cannabis waste disposal Identifying information licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Form # CDPH-9041 meat and seafood, and other products Bond in the amount of $5,000 at least 20% ownership interest local jurisdiction’s requirements Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Cultivation less than 10,000 manufacturing cannabis products 2019 resolutions contaminant free 2019 problems Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods manned motor vehicle persons 21 years of age or older 2019 compliance manufacturing activities definition of owner finished product Butane/Hexane/Propane aggregate interest of 20% or more testing of cannabis goods designated structure loop system sugar health impacts of cannabis regulatory framework Category II Residual Pesticides Testing supplemental label government warning statement label persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Foreign Material Testing and more.

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


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