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BRANCH medicinal and adult-use markets list of artificial food colorings inventory and quality control Local Authorization activity for a period of 120 days Ethanol Food-grade Butter/Oil concentrate entry into the legal, regulated market three state cannabis-licensing authorities Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Licensee Information definition of owner packaging and labeling requirements California Department of Public Health 2019 compliance local jurisdiction final form onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods manufacturing activities medicinal and adult-use or both markets sales of cannabis goods Application Checklist small product packaging transporting cannabis goods operating premises at least 20% ownership interest Category I Residual Pesticides Testing shared-use manufacturing facilities cannabis adult-use products identity of the product destruction of cannabis goods sugar cannabis training Industrial Hemp Advisory Board licensing 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Testing equity interest in a commercial cannabis business primary panel requirements cannabis market Form # CDPH-9041 medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises California Public Records Act transportation and security Proposition 65 Microbusiness Extractions using CO2 valid waiver minimum standards for extraction processes temporary license surety bond transportation Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis event organizer license Completed Temporary License Application Form secondary packaging exception for testing laboratories 2019 laws laboratory quality assurance property for the commercial cannabis activity alcoholic beverages Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) onsite consumption of cannabis goods manufacturing practices carbohydrates and fat per serving potentially-hazardous foods MCSB immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Identifying information Temporary event up to 4 days limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package online licensing system an officer or director of a cannabis business certified by a California-licensed engineer Seller’s permit number stickers waste disposal transport cannabis goods to retailer ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS recordkeeping Criminal History Licensees Business Organizational the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control labels not be attractive Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Local Authorization Attachment consumption of alcohol or tobacco Cultivation less than 10,000 Butane/Hexane/Propane health claims Retailer (Type 10) and more.

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


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