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

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


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