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

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


Last updated on March 17, 2019



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