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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Distributor Transport Only Labor peace agreement supply chain transporting cannabis goods contaminant free Terpenoids Testing definition of owner an officer or director of a cannabis business labels not be attractive managing member exception for testing laboratories sales of cannabis goods cannabis event organizer license track and trace system investment into a commercial cannabis business LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 medicinal and adult-use or both markets Application Checklist no added caffeine Edibles– Products licensing cannabis distributors entry into the legal, regulated market limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit cannabis sales and/or consumption alcoholic beverages Criminal History Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 vape cartridges transportation Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing public health and safety exit packaging infusion list of artificial food colorings nonlaboratory quality control extraction 2019 new laws Distributor transport 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market licensing cannabis microbusinesses consumption of alcohol or tobacco hydrocarbon-based solvents 2019 proposed changes at least 20% ownership interest commercial cannabis activity annual license application highly-concentrated oils or waxes storage of cannabis goods security and cannabis waste disposal ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS child-resistant outer package cannabis training inventory compliance with local jurisdiction chain of custody good manufacturing practices medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Temporary Cannabis Event transportation and security activity for a period of 120 days scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises cannabis cultivation licensing temporary license Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Temporary License Application Premises diagram Industrial Hemp Advisory Board no infusion of nicotine primary panel requirements microbusinesses Proposed Section 40133 Retailer (nonstorefront) shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company paper inserted into the packaging amount of sodium licensed cannabis manufacturers CDTFA seller’s permit loop system regulatory framework Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2019 recent news purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Operating Procedures medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Individual Owner shipping manifest small product packaging Business Information testing laboratories cannabis adult-use products Arranging for laboratory testing packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis state cannabis licensing protocol basic nutritional information packaging and labeling requirements manufacturer's name THC levels licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers 2019 issues ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products volatile solvent commercial cannabis manufacturing in California three state cannabis-licensing authorities allergen information aggregate interest of 20% or more Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing secondary packaging license review process Ethanol the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) certified by a California-licensed engineer MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH health claims 120 days product as a candy prohibited loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Owner The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Transition Period 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convictions carbohydrates and fat per serving product guidelines 2019 fines shared-use manufacturing facilities cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) MCSB limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving 600-foot radius of a school Moisture Content Testing local jurisdiction’s requirements disposal and destruction methods hang tag or a peel-back label conducting quality assurance review Retailer (Type 10) operating premises tinctures testing lab some nutritional facts 2019 important information 2019 problems Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) sampling standards licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories A-license and an M-license A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity manufacturing and more.

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


Last updated on February 18, 2019



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