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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding 2021 updates extracts The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations emergency regulations Ethanol labels not be attractive informational panel shipping manifest Premises Information 600-foot radius of a school inventory nonlaboratory quality control supplemental label microbusinesses Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Live Scans for each owner Water/Food-grade Dry Ice tobacco products Local Jurisdictions supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products investment into a commercial cannabis business requiring refrigeration Mechanical dried flower licensed physical location (premises) access to the area(s) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch good manufacturing practices Food-grade Butter/Oil delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods carbohydrates and fat per serving M-licensees M-license licensing cannabis distributors the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery tamper-evident cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Heavy Metals Testing Licensee Lookup Tool Owner Financial information compliance with local jurisdiction 100 mg of THC per package licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises exception for testing laboratories inhalable cannabis final form Extractions using CO2 structure and formation documents evidence of rehabilitation cannabis cultivation licensing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity licensing cannabis microbusinesses no infusion of alcohol 2021 issues Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) The California Department of Public Health's Completed Temporary License Application Form cannabis event organizer license basic nutritional information licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers entry into the legal, regulated market A-licensees onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods protocol shared-use manufacturing facilities track and trace system financial interest holder Seller’s permit number transportation temporary license opaque exit package 2021 regulations Financial Interest Premises diagram recordkeeping California Department of Public Health A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity contaminants period of 120 days loop system three cannabis licensing authorities primary panel requirements small product packaging manufacturing activities BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Arranging for laboratory testing ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Category II Residual Pesticides Testing surety bond secured area laboratory quality assurance disposal and destruction methods commercial cannabis manufacturing activity operating premises Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) distributors cannabis training at least 20% ownership interest sales of cannabis goods ownership premises is not within a Government 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Manufacturing (non-volatile) disclosure of all criminal convictions sugar A-license and an M-license 2021 new laws chain of custody Local Authorization Attachment amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company local jurisdiction authorization minimum standards for extraction processes 2021 problems security and cannabis waste disposal infusion manufacturing cannabis products Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Cannabinoids Testing waste disposal Retailer (Type 10) storage of cannabis goods no added caffeine activity for a period of 120 days manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Mycotoxins Testing Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Carbon Dioxide (CO2) allergen information adult-use commercial cannabis activity list of artificial food colorings edible products LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS conditional license Percentage of ownership medicinal and adult-use markets state cannabis licensing diagram of the business’s layout California Public Records Act payable to the state of California product as a candy prohibited CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing health impacts of cannabis 120 days Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 written procedures for inventory control Application Checklist sampling standards manufacturers who package for other producers product guidelines cannabis market commercial cannabis manufacturing in California loan provided to a commercial cannabis business topicals vape cartridges cannabis cartoons medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Local Issuing Authority Form # CDPH-9041 convicted of a substantially related crime alcoholic beverages Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) compliance with regulations Individual Owner transportation and security cannabis industries tinctures manufacturer's name persons 21 years of age or older quality control labeling Butane/Hexane/Propane secondary packaging licensing scheme cannabis adult-use products CDPH-issued universal symbol child-resistant packaging 600 foot radius of a school paper inserted into the packaging medicinal commercial cannabis activity no infusion of nicotine cannabis sales and/or consumption amount of THC content required limits Proposition 65 regulatory framework exit packaging CO2 and ethanol extractions Operating Procedures Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control annual license application Terpenoids Testing manned motor vehicle finished product ingredient list 2021 resolutions potentially-hazardous foods transport cannabis goods to retailer Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch CDTFA seller’s permit product formulation identity of the product licensed cannabis distributors Cultivation less than 10,000 Type S share facility space manufacturing practices licensing cannabis retailers Physical address persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business inventory and quality control cultivation Transport vehicles alarm system 2021 recent news remove THC/CBD license review process comply with all packaging and labeling requirements regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) procedures for inventory control Bond in the amount of $5,000 licensed cannabis cultivators limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package operating procedures Cannabis Manufacturing public health and safety concentrate packaging and labeling requirements Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Business Information Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products 2021 compliance Moisture Content Testing 2021 proposed changes Temporary License Application conducting quality assurance review onsite consumption of cannabis goods definition of owner Licensees Foreign Material Testing Business Organizational separate applications motor carrier permit Retailer (nonstorefront) licensed cannabis manufacturers hang tag or a peel-back label packaging and labeling local jurisdiction’s requirements workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) CDPH-9041 2021 important information valid waiver Fingerprints 2021 revisions meat and seafood, and other products managing member sanitary workplaces an officer or director of a cannabis business highly-concentrated oils or waxes shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit unique ID/batch number edibles packaging opaque destruction of cannabis goods re-sealable sanitary and hazard-free environment testing lab local jurisdiction designated structure highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Labor peace agreement Licensee Information online licensing system property for the commercial cannabis activity extraction Temporary Cannabis Event purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands waste management laws retailers consumption of alcohol or tobacco equity interest in a commercial cannabis business aggregate interest of 20% or more commercial cannabis manufacturing commercial cannabis manufacturers Temporary License Application Information testing of cannabis goods capsules The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) premises diagram evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing security manufacturing 2021 laws cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) hydrocarbon-based solvents THC levels Bond and Insurance Information Track and Trace child-resistant outer package Local Authorization cannabis plants Vehicle Requirements licensed premises transportation of cannabis goods health claims MCSB Premises Diagram licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act contaminant free Distributor transport secondary package Personnel Requirements some nutritional facts at least 99% purity medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Identifying information Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) cannabis waste Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Temporary event up to 4 days MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH three state cannabis-licensing authorities Proposed Section 40133 manufacture cannabis products periods of 90 days extensions 2021 fines Distributor Transport Only Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls commercial cannabis activity stickers volatile solvent public Licensee Lookup Tool pre-made or purchased government warning statement label commercial cannabis products amount of sodium member manager A-license Transition Period medicinal and adult-use or both markets mandated warning statements supply chain must enter certain events regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises certified by a California-licensed engineer Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Microbusiness testing methods transporting cannabis goods MCSB’s temporary license application CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Edibles– Products Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods packaging disposal testing laboratories Criminal History limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving commercial kitchens and more.

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


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