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

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


Last updated on September 17, 2019



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