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

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


Last updated on September 16, 2019



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