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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding licensed cannabis distributors Mechanical Business Information consumption of alcohol or tobacco shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit diagram of the business’s layout Local Authorization Type S share facility space operating premises waste disposal cannabis cultivation licensing amount of sodium Manufacturing (non-volatile) licensing cannabis microbusinesses inventory and quality control temporary license waste management laws secondary package payable to the state of California meat and seafood, and other products concentrate Food-grade Butter/Oil Live Scans for each owner basic nutritional information Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 2019 regulations operating procedures Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensed cannabis manufacturers Category I Residual Pesticides Testing aggregate interest of 20% or more 100 mg of THC per package manufacturer's name Business Organizational ownership premises is not within a Government Premises diagram 2019 compliance Category II Residual Pesticides Testing child-resistant packaging testing methods licensed physical location (premises) Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Personnel Requirements infusion hydrocarbon-based solvents local jurisdiction’s requirements Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 compliance with local jurisdiction highly-concentrated oils or waxes M-licensees packaging and labeling vape cartridges finished product conducting quality assurance review BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL shipping manifest ingredient list commercial cannabis manufacturing in California quality control Financial Interest at least 20% ownership interest packaging and labeling requirements no infusion of nicotine Criminal History final form separate applications unique ID/batch number primary panel requirements licensing cannabis distributors Financial information supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products extraction Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control requiring refrigeration disclosure of all criminal convictions Terpenoids Testing Ethanol scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Heavy Metals Testing procedures for inventory control sugar Identifying information Licensee Information compliance with regulations health claims some nutritional facts Local Jurisdictions motor carrier permit period of 120 days labels not be attractive licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises capsules The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) cannabis adult-use products secondary packaging labeling extracts Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Transport vehicles alarm system hang tag or a peel-back label dried flower health impacts of cannabis manufacture cannabis products medicinal and adult-use markets 120 days commercial cannabis manufacturing activity MCSB’s temporary license application Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) loop system Distributor transport Temporary License Application state cannabis licensing evidence of rehabilitation Bond in the amount of $5,000 Edibles– Products product formulation local jurisdiction authorization managing member Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act child-resistant outer package persons 21 years of age or older carbohydrates and fat per serving Percentage of ownership MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Mycotoxins Testing no added caffeine track and trace system protocol M-license Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division topicals contaminant free secured area minimum standards for extraction processes property for the commercial cannabis activity edibles packaging opaque 2019 new laws medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Individual Owner list of artificial food colorings stickers activity for a period of 120 days three cannabis licensing authorities exception for testing laboratories Temporary event up to 4 days Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 transportation and security cannabis cartoons A-license cultivation regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California 2019 important information public Licensee Lookup Tool laboratory quality assurance security and cannabis waste disposal 600-foot radius of a school onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Microbusiness good manufacturing practices informational panel Vehicle Requirements supplemental label investment into a commercial cannabis business Carbon Dioxide (CO2) written procedures for inventory control cannabis market amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package licensed premises packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Proposed Section 40133 the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) supply chain 2019 updates Cannabinoids Testing annual license application edible products Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) commercial cannabis manufacturing Arranging for laboratory testing medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing sales of cannabis goods CO2 and ethanol extractions CDPH-9041 packaging Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Completed Temporary License Application Form Licensee Lookup Tool allergen information Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products manufacturing Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) structure and formation documents sanitary and hazard-free environment manufacturers who package for other producers LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS at least 99% purity entry into the legal, regulated market CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL recordkeeping emergency regulations three state cannabis-licensing authorities workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Owner conditional license commercial cannabis manufacturers destruction of cannabis goods re-sealable licensed cannabis cultivators disposal and destruction methods contaminants local jurisdiction license review process MCSB regulatory framework Physical address commercial kitchens Local Issuing Authority microbusinesses ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis 600 foot radius of a school Proposition 65 distributors convicted of a substantially related crime The California Department of Public Health's periods of 90 days extensions tobacco products Fingerprints member manager medicinal and adult-use or both markets disposal Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) sanitary workplaces Premises Diagram an officer or director of a cannabis business California Department of Public Health cannabis event organizer license local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Bond and Insurance Information transportation of cannabis goods potentially-hazardous foods adult-use commercial cannabis activity loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Premises Information remove THC/CBD CDTFA seller’s permit must enter certain events Cannabis Manufacturing commercial cannabis activity manufacturing cannabis products Extractions using CO2 cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale A-licensees 2019 revisions product guidelines tinctures 2019 issues testing of cannabis goods Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Butane/Hexane/Propane limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) 2019 proposed changes immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery manned motor vehicle alcoholic beverages 2019 problems Temporary Cannabis Event certified by a California-licensed engineer shared-use manufacturing facilities sampling standards manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) online licensing system purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands nonlaboratory quality control Cultivation less than 10,000 delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods designated structure 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market comply with all packaging and labeling requirements security financial interest holder Labor peace agreement exit packaging inhalable cannabis retailers Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) public health and safety Moisture Content Testing pre-made or purchased cannabis plants testing lab storage of cannabis goods licensing scheme CDPH-issued universal symbol required limits medicinal commercial cannabis activity surety bond Distributor Transport Only tamper-evident Transition Period 2019 fines A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) valid waiver Local Authorization Attachment opaque exit package Temporary License Application Information licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories cannabis industries government warning statement label premises diagram Licensees Seller’s permit number manufacturing practices Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Operating Procedures no infusion of alcohol CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing small product packaging access to the area(s) Retailer (Type 10) cannabis sales and/or consumption amount of THC content shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 equity interest in a commercial cannabis business limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Foreign Material Testing A-license and an M-license cannabis waste Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch definition of owner identity of the product THC levels 2019 recent news manufacturing activities paper inserted into the packaging Form # CDPH-9041 ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation testing laboratories evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises 2019 resolutions Application Checklist highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin inventory California Public Records Act licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity chain of custody Track and Trace licensing cannabis retailers Retailer (nonstorefront) Industrial Hemp Advisory Board product as a candy prohibited mandated warning statements transportation commercial cannabis products cannabis training 2019 laws transport cannabis goods to retailer volatile solvent persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business onsite consumption of cannabis goods transporting cannabis goods and more.

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


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