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

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


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