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

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


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