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

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


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