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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 security unique ID/batch number The California Department of Public Health's product guidelines quality control LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Extractions using CO2 surety bond evidence of rehabilitation adult-use commercial cannabis activity Premises Diagram public Licensee Lookup Tool manufacturing activities manufacture cannabis products Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) conducting quality assurance review Premises Information allergen information managing member inventory and quality control exception for testing laboratories packaging and labeling medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Temporary License Application 600 foot radius of a school Business Information volatile solvent transportation of cannabis goods annual license application comply with all packaging and labeling requirements licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Operating Procedures financial interest holder M-licensees property for the commercial cannabis activity conditional license equity interest in a commercial cannabis business licensing cannabis distributors secondary package Financial information mandated warning statements Live Scans for each owner Form # CDPH-9041 Food-grade Butter/Oil Manufacturing (non-volatile) commercial cannabis manufacturing activity the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) CO2 and ethanol extractions meat and seafood, and other products California Public Records Act Retailer (Type 10) A-license and an M-license commercial cannabis products motor carrier permit health claims entry into the legal, regulated market manufacturer's name amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package manufacturers who package for other producers nonlaboratory quality control 600-foot radius of a school transporting cannabis goods finished product supplemental label cannabis market cannabis industries shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit temporary license licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises extraction Criminal History cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale carbohydrates and fat per serving stickers 2018 laws workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control local jurisdiction authorization disposal and destruction methods Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 2018 proposed changes licensing cannabis microbusinesses packaging and labeling requirements 2018 updates 2018 compliance infusion small product packaging Temporary Cannabis Event medicinal and adult-use or both markets supply chain 2018 resolutions Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) aggregate interest of 20% or more at least 20% ownership interest testing lab MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH valid waiver hydrocarbon-based solvents cannabis adult-use products microbusinesses commercial cannabis manufacturers Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) capsules edibles packaging opaque Foreign Material Testing must enter certain events sanitary workplaces Arranging for laboratory testing loop system access to the area(s) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market contaminant free 2018 regulations 100 mg of THC per package manufacturing vape cartridges Terpenoids Testing laboratory quality assurance no added caffeine child-resistant packaging highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Distributor Transport Only Seller’s permit number Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) manufacturing cannabis products tobacco products medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity three cannabis licensing authorities disclosure of all criminal convictions consumption of alcohol or tobacco cannabis event organizer license Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control periods of 90 days extensions Proposed Section 40133 track and trace system 2018 important information designated structure Industrial Hemp Advisory Board contaminants Track and Trace Heavy Metals Testing paper inserted into the packaging Transition Period local jurisdiction’s requirements shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation identity of the product list of artificial food colorings informational panel Mechanical 2018 revisions re-sealable opaque exit package Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Local Issuing Authority storage of cannabis goods some nutritional facts licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Application Checklist Proposition 65 investment into a commercial cannabis business Identifying information Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) definition of owner persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business licensing cannabis retailers supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products local jurisdiction cannabis plants inhalable cannabis Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Mycotoxins Testing product formulation cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) amount of sodium Local Jurisdictions destruction of cannabis goods transportation manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) dried flower Cultivation less than 10,000 Local Authorization 2018 new laws labels not be attractive licensed cannabis manufacturers Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) ingredient list 2018 issues Completed Temporary License Application Form government warning statement label health impacts of cannabis CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL three state cannabis-licensing authorities Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing medicinal and adult-use markets license review process public health and safety A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity final form MCSB licensed cannabis cultivators shared-use manufacturing facilities distributors hang tag or a peel-back label Cannabis Manufacturing Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products at least 99% purity immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery California Department of Public Health highly-concentrated oils or waxes cannabis sales and/or consumption emergency regulations THC levels ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS state cannabis licensing licensed physical location (premises) 2018 fines Microbusiness operating procedures Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Bond and Insurance Information transportation and security exit packaging Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch basic nutritional information potentially-hazardous foods Ethanol MCSB’s temporary license application Temporary License Application Information cannabis training BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL disposal pre-made or purchased regulatory framework Vehicle Requirements certified by a California-licensed engineer commercial cannabis manufacturing commercial cannabis manufacturing in California sanitary and hazard-free environment Owner Water/Food-grade Dry Ice protocol Edibles– Products period of 120 days 2018 recent news child-resistant outer package Butane/Hexane/Propane sampling standards M-license CDPH-issued universal symbol security and cannabis waste disposal remove THC/CBD compliance with regulations regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California procedures for inventory control Premises diagram payable to the state of California CDTFA seller’s permit cannabis waste delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods retailers ownership premises is not within a Government Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch testing of cannabis goods labeling persons 21 years of age or older scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises manufacturing practices separate applications secured area limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Carbon Dioxide (CO2) manned motor vehicle chain of custody testing laboratories good manufacturing practices recordkeeping topicals limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Personnel Requirements minimum standards for extraction processes online licensing system cannabis cartoons Bond in the amount of $5,000 Category II Residual Pesticides Testing no infusion of nicotine 2018 problems Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Transport vehicles alarm system member manager Physical address activity for a period of 120 days convicted of a substantially related crime Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods edible products onsite consumption of cannabis goods diagram of the business’s layout Local Authorization Attachment testing methods cultivation concentrate extracts sales of cannabis goods secondary packaging tamper-evident onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods licensed cannabis distributors shipping manifest written procedures for inventory control inventory Licensees 120 days Individual Owner Type S share facility space Distributor transport loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Percentage of ownership Temporary event up to 4 days amount of THC content tinctures medicinal commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls cannabis cultivation licensing medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Moisture Content Testing waste disposal structure and formation documents an officer or director of a cannabis business Financial Interest no infusion of alcohol premises diagram commercial cannabis activity commercial kitchens Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 required limits A-licensees A-license The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates compliance with local jurisdiction packaging primary panel requirements operating premises licensing scheme local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Licensee Lookup Tool licensed premises Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Category I Residual Pesticides Testing waste management laws alcoholic beverages Business Organizational CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Fingerprints Cannabinoids Testing Licensee Information transport cannabis goods to retailer CDPH-9041 Retailer (nonstorefront) sugar Labor peace agreement requiring refrigeration product as a candy prohibited and more.

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


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