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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Business Organizational medicinal and adult-use or both markets tobacco products Temporary License Application Ethanol meat and seafood, and other products manufacturing activities secondary packaging Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) surety bond Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act consumption of alcohol or tobacco Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Terpenoids Testing Edibles– Products manufacture cannabis products Premises Information alcoholic beverages tinctures Arranging for laboratory testing edibles packaging opaque disposal and destruction methods annual license application pre-made or purchased California Public Records Act public health and safety potentially-hazardous foods Financial Interest Proposition 65 packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls secondary package government warning statement label 2020 proposed changes Identifying information manufacturing practices highly-concentrated oils or waxes mandated warning statements supply chain shipping manifest Local Authorization Attachment Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 conducting quality assurance review entry into the legal, regulated market Local Authorization Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Mechanical compliance with regulations Cannabinoids Testing Category I Residual Pesticides Testing MCSB’s temporary license application Transition Period access to the area(s) Personnel Requirements no infusion of nicotine Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) licensing cannabis microbusinesses infusion Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) list of artificial food colorings onsite consumption of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing in California cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) written procedures for inventory control convicted of a substantially related crime Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) structure and formation documents Financial information hang tag or a peel-back label comply with all packaging and labeling requirements cannabis sales and/or consumption Premises diagram California Department of Public Health (CDPH) online licensing system manufacturer's name evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity capsules period of 120 days 2020 revisions aggregate interest of 20% or more CO2 and ethanol extractions licensed cannabis distributors A-licensees testing lab topicals persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business separate applications 2020 issues carbohydrates and fat per serving medicinal and adult-use markets public Licensee Lookup Tool packaging testing laboratories child-resistant packaging no infusion of alcohol tamper-evident Licensee Lookup Tool retailers 2020 resolutions 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company financial interest holder Premises Diagram recordkeeping licensing scheme sampling standards Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) product guidelines amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cannabis cartoons medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Temporary License Application Information sanitary and hazard-free environment hydrocarbon-based solvents Business Information manufacturing CDPH-9041 laboratory quality assurance waste disposal 2020 recent news certified by a California-licensed engineer health impacts of cannabis CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Cannabis Manufacturing storage of cannabis goods nonlaboratory quality control requiring refrigeration microbusinesses no added caffeine valid waiver Live Scans for each owner dried flower licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products temporary license adult-use commercial cannabis activity Licensee Information The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) transportation must enter certain events cultivation cannabis market motor carrier permit ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis waste small product packaging quality control local jurisdiction Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Bond and Insurance Information 2020 regulations CDTFA seller’s permit limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package at least 99% purity evidence of rehabilitation purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands periods of 90 days extensions packaging and labeling requirements opaque exit package THC levels Licensees onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods California Department of Public Health manufacturing cannabis products regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California The Manufactured 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days commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Local Jurisdictions volatile solvent contaminant free local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation amount of sodium investment into a commercial cannabis business an officer or director of a cannabis business minimum standards for extraction processes child-resistant outer package Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) licensed premises MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH commercial cannabis manufacturers 100 mg of THC per package sanitary workplaces licensed cannabis cultivators Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) remove THC/CBD Owner Moisture Content Testing 2020 important information M-licensees amount of THC content license review process Completed Temporary License Application Form limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving activity for a period of 120 days health claims Distributor transport disclosure of all criminal convictions cannabis adult-use products transportation of cannabis goods disposal 600-foot radius of a school Proposed Section 40133 Extractions using CO2 licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises 600 foot radius of a school procedures for inventory control exception for testing laboratories transportation and security 2020 problems re-sealable CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) cannabis cultivation licensing extracts medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Microbusiness destruction of cannabis goods licensed cannabis manufacturers Type S share facility space premises diagram Cultivation less than 10,000 Seller’s permit number Transport vehicles alarm system loan provided to a commercial cannabis business M-license 2020 new laws Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) contaminants extraction Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 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review of cannabis goods local jurisdiction’s requirements operating procedures state cannabis licensing emergency regulations Physical address Criminal History 2020 fines Manufacturing (non-volatile) protocol highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin unique ID/batch number CDPH-issued universal symbol product as a candy prohibited cannabis industries sugar product formulation supplemental label Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 member manager designated structure manufacturers who package for other producers Retailer (nonstorefront) waste management laws Individual Owner licensing cannabis retailers finished product the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) good manufacturing practices Retailer (Type 10) and more.

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


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