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such as oil, wax and resin Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing licensing scheme temporary license annual license application licensed premises Individual Owner Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) aggregate interest of 20% or more license review process Type S share facility space track and trace system testing methods stickers medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises financial interest holder product as a candy prohibited 2020 recent news motor carrier permit designated structure disclosure of all criminal convictions Temporary Cannabis Event finished product California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Mycotoxins Testing manned motor vehicle good manufacturing practices retailers Cannabis Manufacturing managing member California Department of Public Health distributors consumption of alcohol or tobacco Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) state cannabis licensing Cultivation less than 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Requirements licensed cannabis distributors topicals alcoholic beverages child-resistant packaging cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) local jurisdiction supply chain highly-concentrated oils or waxes Business Information A-license Licensee Information regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use or both markets 2020 issues transportation of cannabis goods inhalable cannabis manufacturing practices CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL cannabis event organizer license Butane/Hexane/Propane The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Completed Temporary License Application Form M-license 600 foot radius of a school no infusion of nicotine no added caffeine tamper-evident allergen information child-resistant outer package Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 supplemental label Seller’s permit number Labor peace agreement vape 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In addition, Premises DPH-17-010E Extraction Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Distribution Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Preventive controls Nonmanufactured cannabis product Adequate Pest Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Topical cannabis product Actual yield Track-and-trace systems Cannabis product Package Applicant Limited-access area Wet weight Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Ingredient Mixed-light Tier 2 Allergen Serving Type 12 (Microbusiness) Licensee Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Dried flower Mixed-light Tier 1 Environmental pathogen Medium Outdoor UID list of cannabis manufacturers Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) infused pre-rolls Component Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Allergen cross-contact Raw material Type P – for packaging and labeling only Kief Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Outdoor cultivation Validation Microorganisms Harvest Batch Quality control personnel Finished product Canopy In-process material Watts per square foot Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Processing Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Net weight Bureau Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Proposition 65 warning statement Department infused butters and oils as concentrates Monitor Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Cottage Indoor Quality Small Outdoor Type 10 (Retailer) Nursery Quality control operation Mixed-light cultivation Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Personnel Medium Indoor alternate use of a manufacturing premises Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 THC Volatile solvent Cultivation Mature plant MCSB 90-day extension periods Batch cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Adulterated Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Adult-use Market Labeling Manufacturer licensee Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 11 (Distributor) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Holding CBD Type N – for infusions CBD from industrial hemp package flower or pre-rolls Manufacture Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Hazard THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Primary panel cannabis concentrates Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Qualified individual Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Indoor Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Theoretical yield Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Nonvolatile solvent Infusion Request for Live Scan Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Product Identity M-license Track and trace system Flowering adulteration Quarantine Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Sanitize Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Immature plant Universal symbol Contact surface Informational panel Pathogen Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Processor Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Specialty Outdoor Small Indoor Unique identifier Process Commercial cannabis activity Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Specialty Cottage Outdoor Verification Pre-roll Edible cannabis product Cultivation site Lot Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 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) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Indoor cultivation track and trace system Processing aid and more.


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