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information Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act convicted of a substantially related crime sanitary and hazard-free environment Type S share facility space M-license conducting quality assurance review evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises licensed premises waste management laws CDPH-9041 Butane/Hexane/Propane MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company THC levels adult-use commercial cannabis activity Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) contaminant free highly-concentrated oils or waxes Premises Diagram entry into the legal, regulated market medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Transition Period license review process opaque exit package packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls no infusion of nicotine extraction Temporary License Application Information health impacts of cannabis 2019 regulations 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Application Distributor transport local jurisdiction authorization 2019 updates Extractions using CO2 Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division supplemental label Proposition 65 licensed cannabis cultivators comply with all packaging and labeling requirements commercial cannabis manufacturing activity member manager cannabis cultivation licensing Moisture Content Testing transportation required limits protocol 100 mg of THC per package public Licensee Lookup Tool Local Authorization Attachment motor carrier permit 2019 new laws inhalable cannabis Owner cannabis event organizer license A-licensees testing laboratories medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing tobacco products Ethanol loan provided to a commercial cannabis business cultivation distributors inventory security and cannabis waste disposal limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving structure and formation documents Local Issuing Authority licensed physical location (premises) 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testing Proposed Section 40133 workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control aggregate interest of 20% or more manned motor vehicle Fingerprints some nutritional facts procedures for inventory control access to the area(s) transportation of cannabis goods potentially-hazardous foods Mycotoxins Testing Category I Residual Pesticides Testing dried flower nonlaboratory quality control cannabis adult-use products sugar Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles CO2 and ethanol extractions requiring refrigeration mandated warning statements cannabis plants Vehicle Requirements California Public Records Act 2019 recent news manufacture cannabis products investment into a commercial cannabis business Individual Owner California Department of Public Health cannabis sales and/or consumption security supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products child-resistant outer package Food-grade Butter/Oil Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) vape 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In addition, Processing aid Applicant Component Package Infusion Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Department Actual yield THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Hazard Raw material Topical cannabis product Wet weight gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Proposition 65 warning statement Watts per square foot Batch Volatile solvent Informational panel Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) cannabis concentrates Request for Live Scan Serving Lot Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Outdoor cultivation Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Cultivation Processor Commercial cannabis activity Holding list of cannabis manufacturers Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Pest THC M-license Canopy Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Edible cannabis product Finished product Specialty Cottage Indoor Net weight Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) adulteration Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type P Packaging & Labeling Only In-process material Small Outdoor Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Theoretical yield Harvest Batch Nursery CBD Adult-use Market Adequate Track and trace system Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Small Indoor Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Monitor Verification Medium Outdoor cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Contact surface 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) Premises Allergen Cannabis product Process products similar to traditional food products prohibited Medium Indoor Indoor cultivation Mature plant Type 11 (Distributor) Unique identifier Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Validation Specialty Indoor Quality control operation infused pre-rolls Processing Allergen cross-contact Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Bureau Type 10 (Retailer) UID Quarantine Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Microorganisms package flower or pre-rolls Licensee Specialty Cottage Outdoor Quality control personnel Environmental pathogen Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Sanitize Primary panel Personnel DPH-17-010E Track-and-trace systems Type N – for infusions Distribution Type 12 (Microbusiness) track and trace system Dried flower Nonvolatile solvent Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Flowering Preventive controls Immature plant infused butters and oils as concentrates Qualified individual Adulterated Pre-roll Mixed-light cultivation Manufacturer licensee Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Quality Pathogen Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Product Identity Specialty Outdoor Extraction Ingredient Cultivation site Mixed-light Tier 2 Mixed-light Tier 1 CBD from industrial hemp Manufacture Labeling Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Limited-access area Universal symbol Kief Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) and more.


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