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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Temporary event up to 4 days surety bond transportation of cannabis goods volatile solvent tinctures commercial cannabis manufacturing inventory Temporary License Application at least 99% purity the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) commercial cannabis activity CDTFA seller’s permit no added caffeine Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) MCSB’s temporary license application purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands temporary license at least 20% ownership interest primary panel requirements financial interest holder track and trace system ingredient list child-resistant packaging tobacco products Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products licensed cannabis cultivators member manager Local Authorization quality control testing methods amount of sodium shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Premises Information Food-grade Butter/Oil access to the area(s) ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS medicinal and adult-use markets evidence of rehabilitation managing member licensed premises security Physical address California Department of Public Health 600 foot radius of a school cannabis industries CDPH-issued universal symbol regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Completed Temporary License Application Form small product packaging sanitary workplaces Live Scans for each owner alcoholic beverages Cannabis Manufacturing meat and seafood, and other products licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories 2020 compliance packaging cannabis event organizer license Licensee Information Premises Diagram A-license and an M-license period of 120 days MCSB THC levels edible products testing laboratories tamper-evident Moisture Content Testing Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Application Checklist operating premises designated structure A-license state cannabis licensing conditional license licensed physical location (premises) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) equity interest in a commercial cannabis business M-licensees annual license application property for the commercial cannabis activity loan provided to a commercial cannabis business no infusion of nicotine labels not be attractive extraction distributors entry into the legal, regulated market valid waiver delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) certified by a California-licensed engineer 2020 important information cannabis training written procedures for inventory control 120 days 100 mg of THC per package shared-use manufacturing facilities infusion final form Local Jurisdictions structure and formation documents Track and Trace procedures for inventory control good manufacturing practices product as a candy prohibited manufacturing activities manufacturing cannabis products MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch ownership premises is not within a Government medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Identifying information periods of 90 days extensions 2020 recent news Vehicle Requirements Financial Interest unique ID/batch number Manufacturing (non-volatile) A-licensees 2020 problems Criminal History licensed cannabis manufacturers motor carrier permit required limits contaminant free Form # CDPH-9041 transportation and security 2020 regulations highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin operating procedures product guidelines manufacturer's name Labor peace agreement opaque exit package licensed cannabis distributors licensing cannabis retailers remove THC/CBD Seller’s permit number Water/Food-grade Dry Ice limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Bond in the amount of $5,000 government warning statement label disclosure of all criminal convictions hydrocarbon-based solvents commercial kitchens laboratory quality assurance Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery onsite consumption of cannabis goods secondary packaging finished product packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises conducting quality assurance review licensing scheme mandated warning statements Retailer (nonstorefront) workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control 2020 updates regulatory framework Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 packaging and labeling requirements manufacturing practices premises diagram inventory and quality control payable to the state of California medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity testing of cannabis goods extracts topicals cannabis waste online licensing system Arranging for laboratory testing onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Foreign Material Testing Temporary License Application Information local jurisdiction’s requirements supplemental label no infusion of alcohol definition of owner commercial cannabis manufacturers chain of custody testing lab cultivation licensing cannabis distributors Temporary Cannabis Event Financial information manufacture cannabis products Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Bond and Insurance Information Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) must enter certain events microbusinesses Business Information licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises secondary package minimum standards for extraction processes A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation list of artificial food colorings convicted of a substantially related crime California Department of Public Health (CDPH) cannabis sales and/or consumption 2020 new laws loop system dried flower paper inserted into the packaging Transport vehicles alarm system Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company diagram of the business’s layout aggregate interest of 20% or more cannabis plants protocol Distributor transport transporting cannabis goods manufacturers who package for other producers compliance with local jurisdiction recordkeeping contaminants CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing exit packaging investment into a commercial cannabis business Transition Period carbohydrates and fat per serving local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations health impacts of cannabis hang tag or a peel-back label Operating Procedures persons 21 years of age or older 2020 proposed changes highly-concentrated oils or waxes license review process compliance with regulations activity for a period of 120 days Category I Residual Pesticides Testing allergen information The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) labeling Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch medicinal commercial cannabis activity transport cannabis goods to retailer disposal and destruction methods Mechanical 2020 issues adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2020 resolutions Cultivation less than 10,000 waste management laws Owner re-sealable Terpenoids Testing commercial cannabis manufacturing in California cannabis cultivation licensing licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Premises diagram The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) nonlaboratory quality control Percentage of ownership exception for testing laboratories storage of cannabis goods Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates packaging and labeling Edibles– Products evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Butane/Hexane/Propane health claims 2020 revisions supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products sales of cannabis goods Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Personnel Requirements requiring refrigeration cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) three state cannabis-licensing authorities Proposed Section 40133 an officer or director of a cannabis business Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Type S share facility space medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together local jurisdiction authorization The California Department of Public Health's Fingerprints identity of the product cannabis adult-use products Ethanol Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 2020 fines waste disposal separate applications commercial cannabis products security and cannabis waste disposal public Licensee Lookup Tool Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control medicinal and adult-use or both markets shipping manifest BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Retailer (Type 10) sugar Local Authorization Attachment product formulation CO2 and ethanol extractions disposal commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Licensee Lookup Tool concentrate manufacturing persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business pre-made or purchased California Public Records Act 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Mycotoxins Testing sanitary and hazard-free environment licensing cannabis microbusinesses Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL consumption of alcohol or tobacco inhalable cannabis Distributor Transport Only emergency regulations public health and safety edibles packaging opaque amount of THC content basic nutritional information destruction of cannabis goods secured area 2020 laws capsules cannabis cartoons child-resistant outer package Extractions using CO2 CDPH-9041 comply with all packaging and labeling requirements supply chain Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) transportation amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Licensees retailers three cannabis licensing authorities stickers sampling standards manned motor vehicle Business Organizational Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Cannabinoids Testing potentially-hazardous foods LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 600-foot radius of a school cannabis market Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles informational panel Individual Owner Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Proposition 65 some nutritional facts Microbusiness Heavy Metals Testing M-license regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Local Issuing Authority vape cartridges and more.

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


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