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persons 21 years of age or older commercial cannabis manufacturers ingredient list manufacture cannabis products highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin exit packaging licensed cannabis cultivators Financial Interest Mechanical entry into the legal, regulated market Retailer (nonstorefront) motor carrier permit Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods testing laboratories temporary license local jurisdiction infusion manufacturing 2019 resolutions Local Jurisdictions tinctures pre-made or purchased Local Authorization cannabis sales and/or consumption A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 cultivation microbusinesses volatile solvent Personnel Requirements highly-concentrated oils or waxes Moisture Content Testing conditional license M-licensees California Public Records Act state cannabis licensing separate applications THC levels unique ID/batch number Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates California Department of Public Health (CDPH) quality control 2019 fines Edibles– Products comply with all packaging and labeling requirements some nutritional facts labels not be attractive medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity activity for a period of 120 days Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Temporary License Application dried flower Licensees inventory licensing cannabis retailers ownership premises is not within a Government evidence of rehabilitation 2019 regulations ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS disposal recordkeeping Terpenoids Testing re-sealable child-resistant outer package Financial information good manufacturing practices minimum standards for extraction processes Cannabis Manufacturing Heavy Metals Testing persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business licensing scheme packaging and labeling Operating Procedures annual license application 2019 problems certified by a California-licensed engineer transportation Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Distributor Transport Only shared-use manufacturing facilities sampling standards procedures for inventory control cannabis plants Vehicle Requirements security and cannabis waste disposal LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) at least 20% ownership interest Owner no added caffeine security aggregate interest of 20% or more informational panel Premises Diagram Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Transport vehicles alarm system required limits cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) CDPH-9041 carbohydrates and fat per serving cannabis waste periods of 90 days extensions concentrate Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2019 updates product as a candy prohibited 2019 recent news Manufacturing (non-volatile) no infusion of alcohol Proposition 65 emergency regulations small product packaging paper inserted into the packaging cannabis industries Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Track and Trace inventory and quality control Food-grade Butter/Oil licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH secured area manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) manned motor vehicle the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) equity interest in a commercial cannabis business premises diagram tobacco products investment into a commercial cannabis business local jurisdiction’s requirements shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company an officer or director of a cannabis business transporting cannabis goods scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises sales of cannabis goods 600 foot radius of a school licensed cannabis manufacturers Bond in the amount of $5,000 Retailer (Type 10) vape cartridges alcoholic beverages local jurisdiction authorization transportation and security Proposed Section 40133 Live Scans for each owner secondary package Business Information managing member list of artificial food colorings Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Percentage of ownership The California Department of Public Health's Bond and Insurance Information Criminal History commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Individual Owner structure and formation documents operating procedures Premises Information payable to the state of California Licensee Information medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control contaminants amount of THC content commercial cannabis products written procedures for inventory control packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls valid waiver chain of custody California Department of Public Health manufacturers who package for other producers commercial kitchens Business Organizational requiring refrigeration Arranging for laboratory testing at least 99% purity Local Issuing Authority health impacts of cannabis cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale adult-use commercial cannabis activity Carbon Dioxide (CO2) licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers remove THC/CBD identity of the product Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Licensee Lookup Tool Temporary License Application Information extracts laboratory quality assurance commercial cannabis activity licensed premises stickers licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Butane/Hexane/Propane Seller’s permit number transport cannabis goods to retailer capsules diagram of the business’s layout CDTFA seller’s permit medicinal and adult-use or both markets workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control definition of owner Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) conducting quality assurance review Labor peace agreement government warning statement label storage of cannabis goods Physical address opaque exit package purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL surety bond property for the commercial cannabis activity Category II Residual Pesticides Testing disposal and destruction methods testing lab regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis nonlaboratory quality control supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products onsite consumption of cannabis goods license review process M-license limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package cannabis market shipping manifest Temporary event up to 4 days tamper-evident 600-foot radius of a school no infusion of nicotine manufacturing practices Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) convicted of a substantially related crime 2019 important information Form # CDPH-9041 operating premises commercial cannabis manufacturing distributors member manager BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Premises diagram 2019 new laws consumption of alcohol or tobacco three state cannabis-licensing authorities Mycotoxins Testing extraction MCSB transportation of cannabis goods allergen information online licensing system Type S share facility space A-license amount of sodium regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Application Checklist CDPH-issued universal symbol destruction of cannabis goods cannabis training primary panel requirements topicals secondary packaging packaging testing of cannabis goods hydrocarbon-based solvents Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products 2019 revisions A-license and an M-license immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations cannabis cartoons edibles packaging opaque 100 mg of THC per package Cannabinoids Testing retailers edible products Microbusiness Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) 120 days licensed cannabis distributors Local Authorization Attachment public Licensee Lookup Tool potentially-hazardous foods Cultivation less than 10,000 Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 2019 compliance contaminant free final form designated structure basic nutritional information Identifying information Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act licensing cannabis microbusinesses child-resistant packaging Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing manufacturer's name Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division loan provided to a commercial cannabis business evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Distributor transport finished product Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing product guidelines hang tag or a peel-back label labeling compliance with regulations medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing 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In addition, Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Sanitize Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) UID Small Indoor Bureau products similar to traditional food products prohibited cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Quality control operation Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Mixed-light cultivation Type 10 (Retailer) Department Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Processor Premises package flower or pre-rolls Product Identity Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Finished product Net weight Harvest Batch Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Request for Live Scan Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Cultivation site Pest Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Nursery Topical cannabis product Processing aid Canopy Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Component Proposition 65 warning statement Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock list of cannabis manufacturers alternate use of a manufacturing premises Medium Indoor Qualified individual Pathogen Applicant Informational panel THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Pre-roll Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) DPH-17-010E Serving Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Allergen cross-contact Adulterated Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Quality control personnel Universal symbol Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Dried flower adulteration Cultivation CBD Type 11 (Distributor) Primary panel Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Indoor cultivation Manufacture Theoretical yield Personnel Hazard Package Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Lot Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Immature plant Process Mixed-light Tier 2 Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Raw material Edible cannabis product Allergen Labeling track and trace system Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods infused butters and oils as concentrates Unique identifier Adult-use Market In-process material Batch Track-and-trace systems Mixed-light Tier 1 Flowering Licensee Commercial cannabis activity Environmental pathogen CBD from industrial hemp Nonvolatile solvent Kief Mature plant Ingredient Adequate Contact surface Specialty 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) Verification M-license Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Medium Outdoor Monitor Outdoor cultivation Preventive controls Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Holding Nonmanufactured cannabis product infused pre-rolls Actual yield Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type N – for infusions Validation Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Limited-access area Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) MCSB 90-day extension periods Distribution Quarantine Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Specialty Cottage Outdoor Cannabis product Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Wet weight Quality Watts per square foot Processing Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Extraction Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Specialty Outdoor THC Small Outdoor Microorganisms cannabis concentrates Volatile solvent Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Track and trace system Infusion Manufacturer licensee and more.


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