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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding public health and safety Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Premises Information Operating Procedures onsite consumption of cannabis goods re-sealable transportation of cannabis goods local jurisdiction’s requirements regulatory framework MCSB Distributor transport final form CDPH-issued universal symbol comply with all packaging and labeling requirements cannabis sales and/or consumption commercial kitchens secondary package Transition Period convicted of a substantially related crime opaque exit package 2018 compliance some nutritional facts manufacturers who package for other producers scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Category I Residual Pesticides Testing must enter certain events Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 2018 new laws evidence of rehabilitation sampling standards track and trace system 2018 updates three cannabis licensing authorities A-licensees hydrocarbon-based solvents Local Authorization Ethanol transportation and security M-licensees equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products ownership premises is not within a Government procedures for inventory control infusion shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit finished product designated structure Industrial Hemp Advisory Board licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises amount of THC content disposal CDTFA seller’s permit limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package allergen information Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) conducting quality assurance review security and cannabis waste disposal cannabis industries volatile solvent vape cartridges manufacture cannabis products capsules Percentage of ownership medicinal commercial cannabis activity requiring refrigeration dried flower Retailer (nonstorefront) edibles packaging opaque access to the area(s) certified by a California-licensed engineer security the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Premises Diagram testing lab evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises list of artificial food colorings Category II Residual Pesticides Testing commercial cannabis manufacturers aggregate interest of 20% or more California Public Records Act commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Licensee Information cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale extracts Temporary Cannabis Event product formulation Food-grade Butter/Oil Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) meat and seafood, and other products Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) manufacturer's name A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity tinctures health impacts of cannabis contaminants payable to the state of California extraction Temporary event up to 4 days definition of owner 2018 regulations at least 99% purity compliance with regulations 2018 problems transportation separate applications labels not be attractive commercial cannabis activity Form # CDPH-9041 persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Cannabis Manufacturing amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package cannabis cultivation licensing Seller’s permit number Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch supplemental label basic nutritional information structure and formation documents delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods diagram of the business’s layout Moisture Content Testing medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing licensed cannabis manufacturers loop system licensing cannabis distributors Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Butane/Hexane/Propane destruction of cannabis goods 2018 revisions sales of cannabis goods 2018 recent news cannabis event organizer license child-resistant packaging alcoholic beverages Criminal History secondary packaging sanitary and 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Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Personnel Requirements online licensing system Local Authorization Attachment laboratory quality assurance The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Terpenoids Testing Type S share facility space compliance with local jurisdiction immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery secured area medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity persons 21 years of age or older small product packaging government warning statement label 2018 fines regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates THC levels good manufacturing practices manufacturing cannabis products an officer or director of a cannabis business unique ID/batch number cannabis market property for the commercial cannabis activity Foreign Material Testing valid waiver shared-use manufacturing facilities local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Financial information California Department of Public Health licensing cannabis retailers product as a candy prohibited CO2 and ethanol extractions Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products stickers no infusion of nicotine The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) adult-use commercial cannabis activity period of 120 days investment into a commercial cannabis business highly-concentrated oils or waxes Retailer (Type 10) commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Labor peace agreement chain of custody regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods periods of 90 days extensions licensing scheme medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch supply chain Distributor Transport Only Microbusiness The California Department of Public Health's packaging protocol storage of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) packaging and labeling 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In addition, Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Flowering Cultivation site Processing aid Department Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Indoor Allergen CBD Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Pathogen Batch Outdoor cultivation Immature plant Pest Dried flower Environmental pathogen cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Product Identity alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) cannabis concentrates Validation Wet weight Quality control personnel Request for Live Scan Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Proposition 65 warning statement Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Component Labeling Mixed-light cultivation Primary panel Commercial cannabis activity Manufacture Edible cannabis product Actual yield track and trace system Process MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Adulterated Kief adulteration Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Net weight Nonvolatile solvent Specialty Indoor infused pre-rolls Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) DPH-17-010E M-license Quality control operation Licensee Specialty Cottage Outdoor Pre-roll Microorganisms Quarantine Small Outdoor Watts per square foot Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Volatile solvent Contact surface CBD from industrial hemp list of cannabis manufacturers Premises Hazard Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Track and trace system Adequate Mature plant Cultivation Sanitize Nonmanufactured cannabis product THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Applicant Harvest Batch Manufacturer licensee Distribution Qualified individual UID Universal symbol Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Package Canopy Cannabis product Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Mixed-light Tier 2 Processing Preventive controls Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Medium Outdoor Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) 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) Medium Indoor Type 12 (Microbusiness) Bureau Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Ingredient Personnel Type 10 (Retailer) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Nursery In-process material Lot Adult-use Market Theoretical yield Indoor cultivation products similar to traditional food products prohibited Mixed-light Tier 1 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Informational panel Specialty Outdoor Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Unique identifier Verification Type 11 (Distributor) Monitor THC Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type N – for infusions Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Track-and-trace systems Extraction Limited-access area Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Serving gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA package flower or pre-rolls Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Small Indoor infused butters and oils as concentrates Topical cannabis product Holding Processor Allergen cross-contact Raw material Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Quality Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Infusion Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Finished product and more.


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