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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding periods of 90 days extensions three state cannabis-licensing authorities supply chain Personnel Requirements highly-concentrated oils or waxes Proposition 65 California Department of Public Health licensed cannabis cultivators 600-foot radius of a school limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Bond in the amount of $5,000 testing laboratories payable to the state of California Form # CDPH-9041 Individual Owner remove THC/CBD amount of THC content list of artificial food colorings informational panel testing methods licensed premises conditional license Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing required limits CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL waste disposal Temporary License Application consumption of alcohol or tobacco allergen information security A-license and an M-license cannabis cultivation licensing A-licensees compliance with local jurisdiction stickers diagram of the business’s layout MCSB investment into a commercial cannabis business Track and Trace Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) licensed cannabis manufacturers compliance with regulations CDPH-9041 MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Edibles– Products sanitary and hazard-free environment Retailer (nonstorefront) Local Jurisdictions ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation commercial cannabis manufacturing activity 2021 regulations Category II Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis waste 120 days licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers microbusinesses disclosure of all criminal convictions no added caffeine nonlaboratory quality control shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises 2021 compliance Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles loop system A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Arranging for laboratory testing no infusion of alcohol financial interest holder definition of owner laboratory quality assurance the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) licensed cannabis distributors cannabis sales and/or consumption Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) ownership premises is not within a Government Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) license review process Business Information designated structure Temporary License Application Information CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing 2021 revisions concentrate commercial cannabis manufacturers equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Criminal History persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business extracts quality control paper inserted into the packaging amount of sodium security and cannabis waste disposal secondary packaging protocol cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) secondary package workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control sanitary workplaces CDPH-issued universal symbol 2021 issues transportation and security access to the area(s) track and trace system manufacturing activities The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) emergency regulations local jurisdiction testing of cannabis goods opaque exit package cannabis market conducting quality assurance review manned motor vehicle evidence of rehabilitation LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS shipping manifest CDTFA seller’s permit procedures for inventory control Seller’s permit number member manager manufacture cannabis products commercial cannabis activity limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving medicinal and adult-use or both markets Operating Procedures Labor peace agreement BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2021 fines commercial cannabis products aggregate interest of 20% or more regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis labeling topicals cannabis adult-use products M-licensees edibles packaging opaque Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 2021 updates Retailer (Type 10) Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) pre-made or purchased cannabis training disposal must enter certain events sales of cannabis goods Live Scans for each owner Cannabinoids Testing ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS annual license application secured area Transport vehicles alarm system Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Distributor Transport Only Extractions using CO2 Identifying information manufacturer's name commercial cannabis manufacturing sugar scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2021 new laws A-license regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Mechanical cannabis cartoons onsite consumption of cannabis goods Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control written procedures for inventory control 2021 important information Cannabis Manufacturing onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods alcoholic beverages cannabis event organizer license Percentage of ownership transportation of cannabis goods delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) medicinal commercial cannabis activity 2021 laws MCSB’s temporary license application exception for testing laboratories Temporary Cannabis Event manufacturing 2021 recent news managing member infusion transporting cannabis goods Ethanol Licensees Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products basic nutritional information Type S share facility space dried flower entry into the legal, regulated market manufacturing cannabis products Completed Temporary License Application Form ingredient list vape cartridges Manufacturing (non-volatile) medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing retailers exit packaging Licensee Lookup Tool Transition Period Proposed Section 40133 comply with all packaging and labeling requirements surety bond manufacturers who package for other producers THC levels finished product commercial kitchens operating premises transportation waste management laws Distributor transport good manufacturing practices certified by a California-licensed engineer licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories some nutritional facts Bond and Insurance Information primary panel requirements Temporary event up to 4 days disposal and destruction methods potentially-hazardous foods medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Microbusiness requiring refrigeration Financial information property for the commercial cannabis activity Butane/Hexane/Propane structure and formation documents amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Business Organizational contaminants temporary license government warning statement label licensing cannabis retailers tinctures volatile solvent no infusion of nicotine capsules local jurisdiction’s requirements health impacts of cannabis product guidelines contaminant free separate applications Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates three cannabis licensing authorities tobacco products carbohydrates and fat per serving regulatory framework Local Authorization immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery California Public Records Act commercial cannabis manufacturing in California medicinal and adult-use markets purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands local jurisdiction authorization at least 99% purity inventory and quality control final form Premises Information Premises Diagram The California Department of Public Health's Industrial Hemp Advisory Board unique ID/batch number Water/Food-grade Dry Ice shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company meat and seafood, and other products product as a candy prohibited public health and safety sampling standards 100 mg of THC per package 2021 resolutions packaging tamper-evident minimum standards for extraction processes hydrocarbon-based solvents cannabis industries product formulation Cultivation less than 10,000 highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin loan provided to a commercial cannabis business supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products state cannabis licensing mandated warning statements Local Authorization Attachment child-resistant packaging packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Owner transport cannabis goods to retailer operating procedures inventory Heavy Metals Testing Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Food-grade Butter/Oil hang tag or a peel-back label edible products licensing cannabis microbusinesses cannabis plants labels not be attractive Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing extraction cultivation 2021 problems Vehicle Requirements California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Moisture Content Testing packaging and labeling requirements premises diagram Terpenoids Testing Local Issuing Authority an officer or director of a cannabis business Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch shared-use manufacturing facilities recordkeeping manufacturing practices Financial Interest licensed physical location (premises) Physical address at least 20% ownership interest local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Premises diagram Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act storage of cannabis goods Foreign Material Testing public Licensee Lookup Tool 600 foot radius of a school persons 21 years of age or older 2021 proposed changes Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods motor carrier permit supplemental label destruction of cannabis goods M-license convicted of a substantially related crime Category I Residual Pesticides Testing health claims identity of the product activity for a period of 120 days valid waiver child-resistant outer package online licensing system Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Application Checklist Licensee Information inhalable cannabis Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Fingerprints licensing scheme packaging and labeling Mycotoxins Testing distributors testing lab licensing cannabis distributors small product packaging period of 120 days re-sealable chain of custody adult-use commercial cannabis activity evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises CO2 and ethanol extractions and more.

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


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