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rehabilitation product guidelines protocol transportation manufacturer's name licensed cannabis manufacturers requiring refrigeration Business Organizational waste disposal Form # CDPH-9041 waste management laws diagram of the business’s layout local jurisdiction authorization operating procedures access to the area(s) Manufacturing (non-volatile) hang tag or a peel-back label periods of 90 days extensions sanitary workplaces nonlaboratory quality control licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories consumption of alcohol or tobacco regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California re-sealable an officer or director of a cannabis business Distributor transport convicted of a substantially related crime Cannabinoids Testing no infusion of alcohol shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company commercial kitchens sanitary and hazard-free environment temporary license Licensees Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 sampling standards Distributor Transport Only Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Foreign Material Testing Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division 2020 fines supply chain volatile solvent tamper-evident payable to the state of California Criminal History Retailer (nonstorefront) medicinal and adult-use markets edibles packaging opaque licensing cannabis microbusinesses compliance with regulations remove THC/CBD exception for testing laboratories cannabis cartoons sugar microbusinesses transporting cannabis goods annual license application Cultivation less than 10,000 manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) investment into a commercial cannabis business government warning statement label inventory packaging LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods quality control Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing commercial cannabis manufacturers Transition Period CDPH-9041 2020 revisions A-license medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing ingredient list transportation and security packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls secondary packaging financial interest holder online licensing system 2020 compliance licensing cannabis retailers operating premises laboratory quality assurance at least 99% purity Temporary Cannabis Event valid waiver health impacts of cannabis contaminant free paper inserted into the packaging commercial cannabis manufacturing activity cannabis market Moisture Content Testing Heavy Metals Testing cannabis sales and/or consumption transportation of cannabis goods child-resistant packaging scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) California Public Records Act commercial cannabis activity workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control cannabis plants health claims persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business 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In addition, Topical cannabis product track and trace system Proposition 65 warning statement Holding Verification Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Cultivation Manufacture Processing aid Bureau Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Nursery Ingredient Department Lot cannabis concentrates 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) Finished product Cannabis product Primary panel Batch Mixed-light cultivation Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 10 (Retailer) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Universal symbol Mature plant Track-and-trace systems Microorganisms products similar to traditional food products prohibited Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Process Commercial cannabis activity Adequate Track and trace system Adult-use Market Medium Outdoor Environmental pathogen Unique identifier In-process material Mixed-light Tier 1 Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Specialty Cottage Indoor Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Volatile solvent Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 CBD Specialty Indoor Validation Allergen Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Canopy Raw material Applicant Nonvolatile solvent Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) list of cannabis manufacturers Specialty Cottage Outdoor Licensee Quality Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Hazard Flowering Net weight Distribution UID Premises Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Outdoor cultivation Component Type 11 (Distributor) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Wet weight Contact surface Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Quality control personnel Extraction CBD from industrial hemp Sanitize DPH-17-010E Informational panel Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Cultivation site Processing Request for Live Scan package flower or pre-rolls Quarantine Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Monitor Type 12 (Microbusiness) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Product Identity Small Indoor Manufacturer licensee infused pre-rolls Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Theoretical yield Allergen cross-contact gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Immature plant Adulterated MCSB 90-day extension periods Pest Small Outdoor Type N – for infusions Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Edible cannabis product Type P – for packaging and labeling only Package THC Personnel Medium Indoor Mixed-light Tier 2 Actual yield Pre-roll Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Dried flower Infusion Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Kief Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Harvest Batch Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Serving Indoor cultivation Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Specialty Outdoor Watts per square foot Processor infused butters and oils as concentrates Labeling Pathogen Preventive controls adulteration Quality control operation Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Limited-access area Qualified individual Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 M-license and more.


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