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

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


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