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

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


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