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Business Organizational Butane/Hexane/Propane potentially-hazardous foods California Public Records Act finished product supplemental label 2021 updates loan provided to a commercial cannabis business minimum standards for extraction processes Temporary event up to 4 days storage of cannabis goods required limits persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business manufacture cannabis products at least 99% purity packaging and labeling requirements persons 21 years of age or older transportation of cannabis goods Live Scans for each owner transporting cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises amount of sodium list of artificial food colorings small product packaging Ethanol Foreign Material Testing Temporary Cannabis Event inhalable cannabis manufacturing practices manufacturers who package for other producers The California Department of Public Health's CO2 and ethanol extractions shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit 2021 proposed changes Completed Temporary License Application Form infusion structure and formation documents Manufacturing (non-volatile) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS A-licensees manufacturing motor carrier permit Mechanical equity interest in a commercial cannabis business 2021 recent news medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing written procedures for inventory control Proposition 65 2021 compliance testing laboratories cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) transport cannabis goods to retailer hang tag or a peel-back label Mycotoxins Testing Form # CDPH-9041 an officer or director of a cannabis business A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity product as a candy prohibited local jurisdiction Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Licensees limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package periods of 90 days extensions 2021 new laws state cannabis licensing onsite consumption of 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In addition, adulteration Quality Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 MCSB 90-day extension periods package flower or pre-rolls Component Extraction Quality control operation Manufacture Verification Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) CBD Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Finished product Cultivation site Cultivation list of cannabis manufacturers Specialty Outdoor Type 12 (Microbusiness) Specialty Indoor Pre-roll Monitor Track and trace system Pathogen Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Sanitize Actual yield Mature plant cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Adult-use Market Universal symbol UID Canopy Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Small Outdoor Theoretical yield Specialty Cottage Outdoor Distribution track and trace system cannabis concentrates Personnel Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Dried flower Contact surface Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Topical cannabis product Commercial cannabis activity Volatile solvent Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Cannabis product infused butters and oils as concentrates Mixed-light cultivation Kief Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Environmental pathogen Hazard In-process material Preventive controls alternate use of a manufacturing premises Adulterated Harvest Batch M-license DPH-17-010E Validation Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Outdoor cultivation Type N – for infusions Microorganisms CBD from industrial hemp Proposition 65 warning statement Processing aid THC Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Licensee Indoor cultivation Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Process Ingredient Mixed-light Tier 1 Primary panel Allergen Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Labeling Immature plant Flowering Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Holding Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Medium Outdoor Package Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Pest Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 infused pre-rolls Wet weight Quarantine Serving Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Department 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 Nonmanufactured cannabis product Track-and-trace systems Small Indoor Allergen cross-contact Nonvolatile solvent Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Premises Bureau Nursery Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Applicant Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Limited-access area Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Batch Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Processor Type 11 (Distributor) Adequate Informational panel Mixed-light Tier 2 Unique identifier Watts per square foot Processing Manufacturer licensee Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Qualified individual products similar to traditional food products prohibited Product Identity Medium Indoor Lot Quality control personnel Edible cannabis product Infusion Request for Live Scan Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Raw material Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 10 (Retailer) and more.


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