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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding licensing cannabis retailers ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation valid waiver labeling Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 hydrocarbon-based solvents health claims shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company extraction re-sealable Individual Owner security 2018 problems onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods cultivation medicinal and adult-use or both markets small product packaging Category II Residual Pesticides Testing transportation and security persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business product formulation list of artificial food colorings designated structure license review process edibles packaging opaque A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity written procedures for inventory control inventory and quality control packaging and labeling track and trace system disposal and destruction methods distributors Identifying information comply with all packaging and labeling requirements three state cannabis-licensing authorities medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Financial information Retailer (Type 10) stickers some nutritional facts activity for a period of 120 days remove THC/CBD 2018 resolutions 2018 compliance must enter certain events ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 600 foot radius of a school three cannabis licensing authorities amount of THC content mandated warning statements waste disposal California Public Records Act secured area Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 storage of cannabis goods conditional license Water/Food-grade Dry Ice testing of cannabis goods Labor peace agreement Cultivation less than 10,000 licensing scheme identity of the product Extractions using CO2 requiring refrigeration cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories packaging retailers minimum standards for extraction processes Heavy Metals Testing Local Authorization Owner compliance with local jurisdiction onsite consumption of cannabis goods cannabis adult-use products Temporary License Application Mycotoxins Testing Cannabinoids Testing structure and formation documents Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) CDPH-issued universal symbol property for the commercial cannabis activity supply chain local jurisdiction surety bond Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Track and Trace M-licensees Proposition 65 2018 regulations commercial cannabis activity security and cannabis waste disposal shared-use manufacturing facilities state cannabis licensing annual license application member manager cannabis event organizer license Criminal History Financial Interest Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) investment into a commercial cannabis business topicals regulatory framework 2018 fines Business Organizational laboratory quality assurance final form highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin government warning statement label manufacturing cannabis products Manufacturing (non-volatile) Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Personnel Requirements 2018 recent news highly-concentrated oils or waxes no infusion of nicotine Distributor transport opaque exit package testing laboratories Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles licensing cannabis distributors Premises Information CDTFA seller’s permit limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Food-grade Butter/Oil manufacturing practices Mechanical paper inserted into the packaging 100 mg of THC per package manufacturer's name packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls transportation capsules Retailer (nonstorefront) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) commercial cannabis manufacturing Microbusiness cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 2018 issues nonlaboratory quality control evidence of rehabilitation compliance with regulations ingredient list Edibles– Products Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 2018 revisions The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) dried flower consumption of alcohol or tobacco potentially-hazardous foods quality control separate applications commercial cannabis products diagram of the business’s layout product as a candy prohibited transportation of cannabis goods conducting quality assurance review microbusinesses Industrial Hemp Advisory Board regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS medicinal and adult-use markets local jurisdiction authorization limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Seller’s permit number manufacture cannabis products medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity carbohydrates and fat per serving BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL cannabis market Live Scans for each owner sanitary and hazard-free environment 120 days managing member purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands operating procedures persons 21 years of age or older Bond and Insurance Information medicinal commercial cannabis activity Application Checklist Temporary event up to 4 days California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Business Information exception for testing laboratories cannabis industries licensed premises sanitary workplaces Foreign Material Testing adult-use commercial cannabis activity certified by a California-licensed engineer sales of cannabis goods pre-made or purchased online licensing system no infusion of alcohol sugar cannabis waste basic nutritional information supplemental label child-resistant outer package Arranging for laboratory 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In addition, Applicant Processing aid Sanitize alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Medium Outdoor Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Distribution Dried flower Holding Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 UID Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Infusion Primary panel Wet weight 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) Quarantine Type 12 (Microbusiness) Allergen cross-contact Premises Net weight M-license Immature plant Specialty Outdoor Track-and-trace systems Mature plant Medium Indoor cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Canopy Cultivation Type N – for infusions cannabis concentrates Theoretical yield Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Topical cannabis product Extraction infused pre-rolls Serving Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 10 (Retailer) Universal symbol Indoor cultivation MCSB 90-day extension periods Batch Quality control personnel Validation products similar to traditional food products prohibited adulteration Informational panel Edible cannabis product Mixed-light Tier 2 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Process Nursery CBD Hazard Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Adequate infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Flowering Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Commercial cannabis activity Manufacturer licensee Pest Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Adulterated Harvest Batch Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Cultivation site Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Microorganisms Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Manufacture Request for Live Scan list of cannabis manufacturers Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) In-process material Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Ingredient Personnel Finished product Labeling Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Preventive controls package flower or pre-rolls Department Qualified individual Unique identifier Specialty Indoor Small Indoor Actual yield THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Allergen Verification Adult-use Market Outdoor cultivation Licensee Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Kief Quality control operation Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Watts per square foot Bureau Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Volatile solvent Product Identity Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Mixed-light cultivation Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Proposition 65 warning statement Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 11 (Distributor) Component Quality Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Limited-access area gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Specialty Cottage Indoor Type P – for packaging and labeling only track and trace system DPH-17-010E Processing Environmental pathogen Pathogen Package Small Outdoor Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Cannabis product CBD from industrial hemp Processor Pre-roll Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Lot Track and trace system Monitor Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Contact surface Raw material Nonvolatile solvent THC and more.


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