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

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


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