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informational panel disposal and destruction methods medicinal and adult-use markets annual license application Microbusiness product guidelines commercial cannabis manufacturing ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Bond and Insurance Information packaging and labeling Local Authorization written procedures for inventory control potentially-hazardous foods regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Edibles– Products Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 local jurisdiction’s requirements stickers Extractions using CO2 CDPH-issued universal symbol Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) commercial cannabis activity certified by a California-licensed engineer Completed Temporary License Application Form quality control medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing 2018 revisions meat and seafood, and other products manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) licensed physical location (premises) limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Arranging for laboratory testing security separate applications conditional license Proposition 65 M-licensees alcoholic beverages Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates chain of custody Financial information cannabis plants activity for a period of 120 days cultivation regulatory framework track and trace system financial interest holder payable to the state of California cannabis market pre-made or purchased cannabis cultivation licensing inventory security and cannabis waste disposal vape cartridges property for the commercial cannabis activity ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Industrial Hemp Advisory Board basic nutritional information manufacturing activities Moisture Content Testing Identifying information Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing local jurisdiction authorization recordkeeping Licensee Information license review process Percentage of ownership Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation 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CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Temporary License Application commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Form # CDPH-9041 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market dried flower commercial cannabis manufacturers manufacturing A-license Premises diagram manned motor vehicle labeling minimum standards for extraction processes procedures for inventory control highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin inhalable cannabis amount of sodium 2018 important information state cannabis licensing MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH cannabis waste premises diagram no infusion of alcohol child-resistant packaging period of 120 days Physical address supply chain health impacts of cannabis Financial Interest exit packaging sanitary and hazard-free environment 2018 updates Transport vehicles alarm system storage of cannabis goods periods of 90 days extensions emergency regulations 2018 issues 2018 compliance member manager required limits sugar Conducting quality 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