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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding testing methods persons 21 years of age or older online licensing system ownership premises is not within a Government equity interest in a commercial cannabis business managing member secured area required limits Form # CDPH-9041 cannabis cultivation licensing security 2018 fines ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Operating Procedures local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations regulatory framework Local Issuing Authority 2018 revisions Business Information written procedures for inventory control testing laboratories procedures for inventory control public health and safety licensing scheme 2018 new laws vape cartridges property for the commercial cannabis activity manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) financial interest holder Proposed Section 40133 infusion structure and formation documents licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Retailer (Type 10) laboratory quality assurance premises diagram evidence of rehabilitation local jurisdiction’s requirements Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) track and trace system cannabis industries Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act security and cannabis waste disposal amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package finished product Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Identifying information Completed Temporary License Application Form Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 motor carrier permit Licensees manufacturing cannabis products temporary license M-licensees supplemental label no infusion of alcohol 2018 issues amount of sodium primary panel requirements contaminants amount of THC content commercial cannabis manufacturing activity license review process Heavy Metals Testing identity of the product Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Owner Type S share facility space Fingerprints government warning statement label investment into a commercial cannabis business Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates stickers A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity operating procedures some nutritional facts Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products activity for a period of 120 days labeling 120 days medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing exit packaging cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale product formulation re-sealable must enter certain events persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Mechanical Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) edible products CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL retailers The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Financial Interest tamper-evident designated structure licensed cannabis distributors medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Live Scans for each owner child-resistant outer package Local Authorization Industrial Hemp Advisory Board testing of cannabis goods conducting quality assurance review Local Authorization Attachment storage of cannabis goods inventory an officer or director of a cannabis business compliance with regulations microbusinesses state cannabis licensing Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) CDPH-issued universal symbol Labor peace agreement 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market medicinal and adult-use or both markets Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles conditional license adult-use commercial cannabis activity comply with all packaging and labeling requirements cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) licensed physical location (premises) list of artificial food colorings cannabis cartoons packaging 2018 compliance health impacts of cannabis labels not be attractive Temporary License Application Information at least 99% purity small product packaging sanitary workplaces access to the area(s) sanitary and hazard-free environment payable to the state of California 2018 updates three state cannabis-licensing authorities testing lab disclosure of all criminal convictions valid waiver health claims licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises protocol manufacture cannabis products Manufacturing (non-volatile) quality control California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Premises Diagram medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods 600-foot radius of a school transporting cannabis goods Criminal History tobacco products supply chain emergency regulations Butane/Hexane/Propane minimum standards for extraction processes cannabis event organizer license distributors Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch carbohydrates and fat per serving inhalable cannabis Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) topicals M-license three cannabis licensing authorities shared-use manufacturing facilities pre-made or purchased Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Terpenoids Testing dried flower capsules Individual Owner disposal commercial cannabis activity Bond in the amount of $5,000 Application Checklist potentially-hazardous foods manned motor vehicle concentrate licensed cannabis manufacturers annual license application chain of custody shipping manifest Mycotoxins Testing alcoholic beverages Premises Information member manager Track and Trace diagram of the business’s layout onsite consumption of cannabis goods cannabis sales and/or consumption secondary package manufacturing Local Jurisdictions Business Organizational sales of cannabis goods MCSB’s temporary license application Foreign Material Testing supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers commercial kitchens 600 foot radius of a school product guidelines destruction of cannabis goods packaging and labeling BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) certified by a California-licensed engineer aggregate interest of 20% or more requiring refrigeration hydrocarbon-based solvents final form Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing transportation and security 100 mg of THC per package purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Microbusiness consumption of alcohol or tobacco mandated warning statements at least 20% ownership interest separate applications Financial information Moisture Content Testing extracts 2018 laws 2018 recent news immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery waste disposal Temporary event up to 4 days loan provided to a commercial cannabis business ingredient list 2018 resolutions Transition Period Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Category I Residual Pesticides Testing convicted of a substantially related crime cannabis market licensing cannabis distributors disposal and destruction methods packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls child-resistant packaging the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) public Licensee Lookup Tool MCSB no added caffeine Edibles– Products Category II Residual Pesticides Testing 2018 regulations commercial cannabis manufacturers Premises diagram commercial cannabis manufacturing in California basic nutritional information The California Department of Public Health's highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin THC levels highly-concentrated oils or waxes allergen information manufacturing practices Arranging for laboratory testing CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California entry into the legal, regulated market transportation of cannabis goods compliance with local jurisdiction shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company informational panel edibles packaging opaque paper inserted into the packaging extraction CO2 and ethanol extractions sugar licensed premises Distributor transport cultivation Physical address Water/Food-grade Dry Ice opaque exit package CDTFA seller’s permit 2018 important information cannabis adult-use products hang tag or a peel-back label transportation Food-grade Butter/Oil Carbon Dioxide (CO2) surety bond manufacturing activities Extractions using CO2 Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) periods of 90 days extensions 2018 proposed changes CDPH-9041 limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving California Department of Public Health good manufacturing practices transport cannabis goods to retailer medicinal and adult-use markets California Public Records Act Bond and Insurance Information ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Cannabinoids Testing 2018 problems Transport vehicles alarm system Personnel Requirements loop system operating premises Cannabis Manufacturing cannabis plants cannabis waste Temporary Cannabis Event recordkeeping workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control manufacturers who package for other producers local jurisdiction Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Licensee Lookup Tool waste management laws A-licensees Retailer (nonstorefront) scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit remove THC/CBD Cultivation less than 10,000 period of 120 days A-license Percentage of ownership medicinal commercial cannabis activity definition of owner Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) nonlaboratory quality control unique ID/batch number volatile solvent licensing cannabis microbusinesses Proposition 65 sampling standards regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis commercial cannabis manufacturing Licensee Information cannabis training commercial cannabis products tinctures local jurisdiction authorization MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Temporary License Application limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensed cannabis cultivators evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises manufacturer's name Vehicle Requirements meat and seafood, and other products A-license and an M-license packaging and labeling requirements no infusion of nicotine secondary packaging licensing cannabis retailers Distributor Transport Only product as a candy prohibited exception for testing laboratories contaminant free Ethanol inventory and quality control Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Seller’s permit number LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods and more.

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


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