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

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


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