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

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


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