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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Financial information medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) 120 days medicinal and adult-use or both markets consumption of alcohol or tobacco topicals Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Licensee Lookup Tool delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing tinctures exception for testing laboratories Personnel Requirements small product packaging tobacco products secondary packaging manufacturing activities medicinal and adult-use markets sampling standards licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises edible products licensed cannabis cultivators Bond in the amount of $5,000 cannabis industries aggregate interest of 20% or more designated structure Premises Information primary panel requirements minimum standards for extraction processes microbusinesses requiring refrigeration transportation of cannabis goods Owner 2020 regulations storage of cannabis goods premises diagram MCSB capsules The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) A-licensees sanitary workplaces CDPH-issued universal symbol state cannabis licensing compliance with regulations manufacturing practices commercial cannabis products manufacturing chain of custody Fingerprints Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch infusion Completed Temporary License Application Form ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Microbusiness product guidelines Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing supplemental label 2020 updates commercial cannabis activity Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Individual Owner Local Issuing Authority must enter certain events payable to the state of California Food-grade Butter/Oil licensed cannabis distributors California Public Records Act alcoholic beverages CDTFA seller’s permit Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL edibles packaging opaque carbohydrates and fat per serving MCSB’s temporary license application manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) M-license track and trace system Foreign Material Testing Seller’s permit number medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling Premises diagram Ethanol Temporary License Application licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers transport cannabis goods to retailer Live Scans for each owner annual license application structure and formation documents managing member licensing cannabis distributors Category II Residual Pesticides Testing licensing scheme Percentage of ownership temporary license 2020 revisions Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 three cannabis licensing authorities definition of owner ownership premises is not within a Government Local Authorization Vehicle Requirements Labor peace agreement motor carrier permit 2020 problems Distributor transport Heavy Metals Testing destruction of cannabis goods health impacts of cannabis written procedures for inventory control Financial Interest Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) recordkeeping some nutritional facts operating premises LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS local jurisdiction Licensee Information public Licensee Lookup Tool quality control Form # CDPH-9041 Butane/Hexane/Propane licensing cannabis retailers pre-made or purchased limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Temporary event up to 4 days limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving certified by a California-licensed engineer public health and safety opaque exit package online licensing system Mechanical licensed physical location (premises) procedures for inventory control inventory child-resistant outer package protocol regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Industrial Hemp Advisory Board regulatory framework scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Temporary License Application Information Transport vehicles alarm system testing lab amount of sodium the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Bond and Insurance Information Mycotoxins Testing contaminant free periods of 90 days extensions testing laboratories Edibles– Products identity of the product adult-use commercial cannabis activity Type S share facility space Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division secured area persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business conditional license commercial cannabis manufacturing activity hydrocarbon-based solvents Proposition 65 Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control evidence of rehabilitation distributors diagram of the business’s layout Distributor Transport Only Track and Trace activity for a period of 120 days purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Arranging for laboratory testing retailers 2020 compliance laboratory quality assurance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Extractions using CO2 Cultivation less than 10,000 cannabis event organizer license shared-use manufacturing facilities Physical address CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles manned motor vehicle Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates inhalable cannabis commercial cannabis manufacturing shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company local jurisdiction authorization manufacturing cannabis products inventory and quality control potentially-hazardous foods commercial cannabis manufacturing in California onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods separate applications loop system A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Operating Procedures manufacture cannabis products A-license and an M-license exit packaging Business Information Retailer (nonstorefront) California Department of Public Health licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories an officer or director of a cannabis business final form secondary package Business Organizational 2020 laws cannabis sales and/or consumption Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control security valid waiver persons 21 years of age or older cannabis training M-licensees nonlaboratory quality control loan provided to a commercial cannabis business hang tag or a peel-back label convicted of a substantially related crime allergen information supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act no infusion of nicotine property for the commercial cannabis activity Department of Public Health’s 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premises CO2 and ethanol extractions The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 600-foot radius of a school security and cannabis waste disposal license review process 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market cannabis waste sugar informational panel Terpenoids Testing transportation and security cannabis cultivation licensing period of 120 days list of artificial food colorings compliance with local jurisdiction local jurisdiction’s requirements 2020 important information Proposed Section 40133 Manufacturing (non-volatile) medicinal commercial cannabis activity no infusion of alcohol disposal 2020 recent news access to the area(s) entry into the legal, regulated market required limits cannabis cartoons remove THC/CBD transportation and more.

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


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