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hydrocarbon-based solvents Transition Period state cannabis licensing Terpenoids Testing edible products Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Retailer (nonstorefront) Bond and Insurance Information Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) regulatory framework Licensees transporting cannabis goods Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles ingredient list A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity health impacts of cannabis aggregate interest of 20% or more secondary packaging Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 manufacturers who package for other producers medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Cannabinoids Testing California Public Records Act A-license and an M-license 2020 fines primary panel requirements Temporary License Application secured area equity interest in a commercial cannabis business no infusion of nicotine ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Premises diagram Mechanical local jurisdiction authorization pre-made or purchased shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company written procedures for inventory control product formulation licensed cannabis cultivators shared-use manufacturing facilities destruction of cannabis goods manufacturing activities valid waiver BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 meat and seafood, and other products no infusion of alcohol licensed physical location (premises) sanitary and hazard-free environment Identifying information Ethanol Local Authorization Attachment 2020 revisions retailers quality control access to the area(s) secondary package track and trace system unique ID/batch number Category II Residual Pesticides Testing exit packaging Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) payable to the state of California licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Transport vehicles alarm system identity of the product certified by a California-licensed engineer Mycotoxins Testing child-resistant packaging The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) recordkeeping Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Proposed Section 40133 Heavy Metals Testing Seller’s permit number Microbusiness at least 99% purity three cannabis licensing authorities CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licensing cannabis retailers CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing manufacturing practices 2020 important information waste disposal licensing cannabis distributors purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Criminal History Premises Information loop system licensed premises waste management laws CDPH-9041 definition of owner licensed cannabis manufacturers vape cartridges requiring refrigeration Extractions using CO2 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market disclosure of all criminal convictions Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control California Department of Public Health (CDPH) manned motor vehicle child-resistant outer package Premises Diagram cannabis plants compliance with regulations health claims Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act contaminants cultivation 2020 recent news activity for a period of 120 days packaging and labeling commercial cannabis manufacturing manufacturer's name microbusinesses Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package manufacturing cannabis products cannabis industries chain of custody cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Cultivation less than 10,000 exception for testing laboratories M-licensees persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business tobacco products Foreign Material Testing Edibles– Products MCSB Application Checklist medicinal commercial cannabis activity Business Organizational final form Individual Owner Retailer (Type 10) medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Distributor Transport Only Licensee Information list of artificial food colorings adult-use commercial cannabis activity conducting quality assurance review M-license Butane/Hexane/Propane separate applications 120 days limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving inventory and quality control immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery medicinal and adult-use markets sampling standards 2020 updates concentrate Carbon Dioxide (CO2) tinctures labels not be attractive THC levels supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Financial information online licensing system Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch consumption of alcohol or tobacco Owner 2020 new laws Personnel Requirements transportation 2020 proposed changes cannabis market storage of cannabis goods Poison Prevention 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market Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls onsite consumption of cannabis goods laboratory quality assurance diagram of the business’s layout Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) topicals Food-grade Butter/Oil good manufacturing practices 2020 compliance re-sealable government warning statement label commercial kitchens Arranging for laboratory testing nonlaboratory quality control at least 20% ownership interest alcoholic beverages shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit small product packaging annual license application MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 2020 laws commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Track and Trace 100 mg of THC per package amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package 2020 issues procedures for inventory control carbohydrates and fat per serving Physical address A-licensees product guidelines investment into a commercial cannabis business three state 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In addition, Specialty Cottage Indoor Personnel infused butters and oils as concentrates Bureau Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Quality Holding Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Canopy Small Outdoor Quality control operation Allergen cross-contact Specialty Outdoor Cultivation site Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 11 (Distributor) Kief Pest Cultivation Request for Live Scan Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Track-and-trace systems gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Processing Environmental pathogen Premises Type 10 (Retailer) Product Identity Preventive controls Cannabis product Package Microorganisms Medium Outdoor Medium Indoor Watts per square foot MCSB 90-day extension periods Infusion Net weight CBD Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) M-license Verification Manufacturer licensee Component Serving Adult-use Market Commercial cannabis activity THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Track and trace system Ingredient Nonvolatile solvent CBD from industrial hemp Edible cannabis product Pathogen Adequate Labeling Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Nursery Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Contact surface Qualified individual Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Wet weight Hazard Informational panel Primary panel Applicant Topical cannabis product In-process material Finished product Mature plant Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) adulteration Extraction Unique identifier Theoretical yield Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) UID Type 12 (Microbusiness) Allergen list of cannabis manufacturers Type N – for infusions Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Volatile solvent Small Indoor Manufacture Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Validation Indoor cultivation Adulterated Raw material Lot Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) THC Proposition 65 warning statement Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Quarantine Department Immature plant Type P – for packaging and labeling only Dried flower Harvest Batch Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Pre-roll Mixed-light cultivation Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) infused pre-rolls Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Flowering cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Batch Quality control personnel Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Process Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Universal symbol Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) package flower or pre-rolls 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) Specialty Indoor Monitor Actual yield Processing aid Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Sanitize Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) cannabis concentrates Processor Licensee Outdoor cultivation Limited-access area DPH-17-010E track and trace system Distribution and more.


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