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Testing 2019 revisions cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) transporting cannabis goods sanitary workplaces shared-use manufacturing facilities security manned motor vehicle convicted of a substantially related crime Mechanical designated structure evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises mandated warning statements identity of the product CO2 and ethanol extractions 120 days Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Owner 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market cannabis industries Retailer (Type 10) the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Water/Food-grade Dry Ice comply with all packaging and labeling requirements certified by a California-licensed engineer basic nutritional information Temporary License Application Information Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Fingerprints no infusion of alcohol operating procedures ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE 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or purchased transport cannabis goods to retailer Temporary event up to 4 days exit packaging remove THC/CBD motor carrier permit highly-concentrated oils or waxes re-sealable packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery California Department of Public Health period of 120 days Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing protocol Form # CDPH-9041 diagram of the business’s layout vape cartridges Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles consumption of alcohol or tobacco periods of 90 days extensions Labor peace agreement MCSB definition of owner aggregate interest of 20% or more managing member operating premises Completed Temporary License Application Form A-licensees Retailer (nonstorefront) informational panel regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis transportation Bond and Insurance Information amount of sodium 100 mg of THC per package 600-foot radius of a school health claims Heavy Metals Testing 2019 fines child-resistant packaging licensed cannabis distributors commercial cannabis manufacturing activity state cannabis licensing CDPH-9041 2019 new laws sanitary and hazard-free environment Transport vehicles alarm system regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) 2019 proposed changes cannabis adult-use products activity for a period of 120 days sales of cannabis goods BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Category I Residual Pesticides Testing alcoholic beverages stickers California Department of Public Health (CDPH) inventory and quality control payable to the state of California commercial cannabis manufacturing in California shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company destruction of cannabis goods amount of THC content some nutritional facts surety bond exception for testing laboratories tobacco products licensing cannabis third-party testing 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