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

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


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