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

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


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