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

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


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