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

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


Last updated on January 18, 2019



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