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

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


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