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final form some nutritional facts Vehicle Requirements California Department of Public Health three state cannabis-licensing authorities Heavy Metals Testing chain of custody manned motor vehicle informational panel inventory cannabis cultivation licensing Retailer (Type 10) valid waiver A-licensees waste management laws annual license application 120 days contaminants transportation Financial information license review process cannabis training no added caffeine product guidelines basic nutritional information licensed premises identity of the product primary panel requirements CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL finished product stickers medicinal and adult-use or both markets CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing M-license labeling Mycotoxins Testing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Cannabis Manufacturing supplemental label Local Authorization Attachment 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Premises Diagram disposal Completed Temporary License Application Form commercial cannabis manufacturers quality control regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California microbusinesses Temporary event up to 4 days must enter certain events Cannabinoids Testing state cannabis licensing an officer or director of a cannabis business sampling standards cannabis plants child-resistant packaging adult-use commercial cannabis activity health claims BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL disclosure of all criminal convictions distributors extraction cannabis industries unique ID/batch number Extractions using CO2 public health and safety Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 MCSB’s temporary license application emergency regulations commercial cannabis manufacturing Track and Trace licensed physical location (premises) cannabis sales and/or consumption 100 mg of THC per package Water/Food-grade Dry Ice labels not be attractive amount of THC content cannabis waste Fingerprints conducting quality assurance review Financial Interest public Licensee Lookup Tool LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS convicted of a substantially related crime Microbusiness structure and formation documents amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package transporting cannabis goods loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles evidence of rehabilitation secured area procedures for inventory control destruction of cannabis goods manufacturers who package for other producers cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Operating Procedures supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Criminal History Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch written procedures for inventory control medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cannabis cartoons Cultivation less than 10,000 cannabis market highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin surety bond at least 99% purity requiring refrigeration hydrocarbon-based solvents 2018 fines Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Premises Information Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act minimum standards for extraction processes licensing cannabis microbusinesses pre-made or purchased premises diagram Terpenoids Testing Arranging for laboratory testing licensed cannabis distributors CO2 and ethanol extractions edibles packaging opaque local jurisdiction required limits disposal and destruction methods member manager 2018 important information the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) onsite consumption of cannabis goods amount of sodium 600 foot radius of a school 2018 problems medicinal commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling requirements California Public Records Act Distributor transport Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 tamper-evident A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity track and trace system transportation of cannabis goods M-licensees storage of cannabis goods Identifying information CDTFA seller’s permit Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) conditional license 2018 new laws Retailer (nonstorefront) waste disposal operating premises government warning statement label Application Checklist 2018 recent news supply chain temporary license packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls manufacturing cannabis products sanitary workplaces Transition Period The California Department of Public Health's 2018 laws Percentage of ownership Transport vehicles alarm system remove THC/CBD equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Owner 2018 resolutions carbohydrates and fat per serving delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods motor carrier permit licensing scheme Premises diagram topicals medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together MCSB testing of cannabis goods vape cartridges security edible products licensing cannabis retailers opaque exit package shipping manifest paper inserted into the packaging definition of owner testing lab licensing cannabis distributors Carbon Dioxide (CO2) compliance with regulations separate applications transportation and security sanitary and hazard-free environment re-sealable Proposition 65 cannabis event organizer license Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Butane/Hexane/Propane sugar retailers activity for a period of 120 days period of 120 days purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Business Information manufacture cannabis products payable to the state of California laboratory quality assurance Temporary Cannabis Event tobacco products Bond in the amount of $5,000 packaging and labeling Live Scans for each owner 2018 compliance Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Type S share facility space tinctures at least 20% ownership interest loop system workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving commercial cannabis manufacturing in California no infusion of alcohol highly-concentrated oils or waxes licensed cannabis manufacturers certified by a California-licensed engineer A-license mandated warning statements scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Form # CDPH-9041 ingredient list Industrial Hemp Advisory Board cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Local Jurisdictions hang tag or a peel-back label financial interest holder capsules local jurisdiction’s requirements Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 inhalable cannabis Moisture Content Testing property for the commercial cannabis activity Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Category I Residual Pesticides Testing transport cannabis goods to retailer medicinal and adult-use markets extracts entry into the legal, regulated market Bond and Insurance Information Ethanol infusion ownership premises is not within a Government California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Edibles– Products commercial kitchens compliance with local jurisdiction commercial cannabis products potentially-hazardous foods inventory and quality control limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Licensee Information CDPH-issued universal symbol Distributor Transport Only investment into a commercial cannabis business concentrate three cannabis licensing authorities sales of cannabis goods comply with all packaging and labeling requirements volatile solvent 2018 proposed changes ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation 2018 issues designated structure online licensing system 2018 updates meat and seafood, and other products The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Food-grade Butter/Oil licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers testing laboratories protocol Licensees Seller’s permit number access to the area(s) commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Business Organizational 2018 revisions immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery secondary packaging Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods persons 21 years of age or older Licensee Lookup Tool Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) allergen information alcoholic beverages manufacturing practices A-license and an M-license CDPH-9041 Local Authorization Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations licensed cannabis cultivators small product packaging medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity manufacturing manufacturing activities no infusion of nicotine shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Local Issuing Authority Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products commercial cannabis activity manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company security and cannabis waste disposal recordkeeping THC levels testing methods Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division product as a candy prohibited good manufacturing practices dried flower periods of 90 days extensions Labor peace agreement packaging secondary package onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods health impacts of cannabis The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Manufacturing (non-volatile) Personnel Requirements exception for testing laboratories exit packaging and more.

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


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