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

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


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