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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Temporary License Application finished product licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories licensed physical location (premises) Distributor Transport Only local jurisdiction authorization sales of cannabis goods Heavy Metals Testing Terpenoids Testing disposal and destruction methods procedures for inventory control waste management laws inhalable cannabis CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 A-license and an M-license disposal Butane/Hexane/Propane infusion conducting quality assurance review Proposed Section 40133 Owner diagram of the business’s layout CDTFA seller’s permit 2020 revisions Physical address temporary license cannabis sales and/or consumption adult-use commercial cannabis activity commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 regulations waste disposal licensed cannabis distributors three cannabis licensing authorities California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) track and trace system medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity chain of custody 2020 compliance limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving motor carrier permit access to the area(s) onsite consumption of cannabis goods 2020 issues Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles annual license application health claims capsules persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) ingredient list required limits medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together mandated warning statements tobacco products commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Edibles– Products shared-use manufacturing facilities workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control local jurisdiction licensed cannabis manufacturers local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations minimum standards for extraction processes licensing cannabis microbusinesses disclosure of all criminal convictions aggregate interest of 20% or more opaque exit package evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises must enter certain events separate applications Mechanical Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Financial information good manufacturing practices loop system commercial cannabis products Cannabis Manufacturing Local Authorization extracts online licensing system regulatory framework 2020 resolutions labels not be attractive primary panel requirements emergency regulations limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package 2020 fines cannabis cultivation licensing Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis contaminant free amount of THC content list of artificial food colorings cannabis cartoons meat and seafood, and other products exception for testing laboratories convicted of a substantially related crime secondary package A-licensees Vehicle Requirements Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) volatile solvent investment into a commercial cannabis business government warning statement label Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Temporary License Application Information no infusion of alcohol manufacturing cannabis products cannabis event organizer license valid waiver Live Scans for each owner commercial cannabis manufacturing supply chain manufacturers who package for other producers Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) transporting cannabis goods shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit pre-made or purchased licensing cannabis retailers licensed cannabis cultivators operating premises Industrial Hemp Advisory Board testing laboratories CO2 and ethanol extractions Premises diagram shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company ownership premises is not within a Government Temporary Cannabis Event Track and Trace Premises Diagram Retailer (nonstorefront) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Retailer (Type 10) microbusinesses three state cannabis-licensing authorities delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act hang tag or a peel-back label Business Organizational designated structure CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Individual Owner ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation transportation scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises managing member storage of cannabis goods inventory and quality control medicinal commercial cannabis activity financial interest holder The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) inventory Microbusiness sampling standards tamper-evident at least 20% ownership interest testing lab testing methods MCSB’s temporary license application some nutritional facts Local Issuing Authority topicals Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market sanitary workplaces 100 mg of THC per package equity interest in a commercial cannabis business The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) contaminants Fingerprints definition of owner The California Department of Public Health's Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Bond and Insurance Information alcoholic beverages quality control commercial cannabis manufacturing activity license review process state cannabis licensing laboratory quality assurance stickers transportation of cannabis goods Local Jurisdictions Foreign Material Testing 2020 updates manufacturer's name transportation and security persons 21 years of age or older public Licensee Lookup Tool 2020 laws A-license licensed premises Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Transport vehicles alarm system THC levels Business Information medicinal and adult-use markets manufacturing practices Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing public health and safety cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 2020 proposed changes Distributor transport Labor peace agreement sanitary and hazard-free environment ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS paper inserted into the packaging recordkeeping product formulation Local Authorization Attachment carbohydrates and fat per serving licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Licensee Information premises diagram property for the commercial cannabis activity testing of cannabis goods highly-concentrated oils or waxes Manufacturing (non-volatile) Moisture Content Testing Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 commercial cannabis activity CDPH-issued universal symbol conditional license member manager vape cartridges Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) health impacts of cannabis regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Form # CDPH-9041 allergen information cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package cannabis adult-use products onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods tinctures retailers M-licensees Extractions using CO2 consumption of alcohol or tobacco Transition Period secondary packaging at least 99% purity Proposition 65 supplemental label small product packaging identity of the product MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH product guidelines exit packaging destruction of cannabis goods re-sealable written procedures for inventory control shipping manifest cannabis waste supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products packaging and labeling no added caffeine basic nutritional information payable to the state of California sugar Mycotoxins Testing product as a candy prohibited LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS secured area distributors commercial kitchens manufacture cannabis products MCSB child-resistant packaging 2020 problems periods of 90 days extensions Application Checklist manufacturing medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing hydrocarbon-based solvents cannabis market Financial Interest period of 120 days operating procedures Personnel Requirements 600-foot radius of a school Bond in the amount of $5,000 M-license highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Percentage of ownership entry into the legal, regulated market Seller’s permit number certified by a California-licensed engineer edible products 600 foot radius of a school comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Licensee Lookup Tool local jurisdiction’s requirements informational panel an officer or director of a cannabis business manned motor vehicle Completed Temporary License Application Form labeling security and cannabis waste disposal Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division security unique ID/batch number Arranging for laboratory testing licensing cannabis distributors transport cannabis goods to retailer concentrate structure and formation documents BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Identifying information activity for a period of 120 days manufacturing activities Licensees remove THC/CBD protocol 120 days Cultivation less than 10,000 Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensing scheme Operating Procedures Food-grade Butter/Oil licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises cannabis training 2020 recent news Category II Residual Pesticides Testing compliance with local jurisdiction evidence of rehabilitation Premises Information packaging extraction packaging and labeling requirements Ethanol potentially-hazardous foods edibles packaging opaque dried flower compliance with regulations cannabis industries cannabis plants Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing California Department of Public Health immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Cannabinoids Testing amount of sodium final form California Public Records Act child-resistant outer package Type S share facility space 2020 important information Temporary event up to 4 days medicinal and adult-use or both markets nonlaboratory quality control Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) surety bond 2020 new laws packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) cultivation requiring refrigeration CDPH-9041 no infusion of nicotine Criminal History and more.

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


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