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Application Information Microbusiness conditional license health claims premises diagram conducting quality assurance review Mechanical manufacturing activities CDPH-issued universal symbol Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods re-sealable Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates exception for testing laboratories shared-use manufacturing facilities Premises diagram supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing edibles packaging opaque cannabis sales and/or consumption testing methods Premises Diagram Identifying information certified by a California-licensed engineer remove THC/CBD THC levels no added caffeine requiring refrigeration Financial Interest annual license application quality control 120 days CDTFA seller’s permit good manufacturing practices motor carrier permit commercial cannabis products laboratory quality assurance Ethanol informational panel consumption of alcohol or tobacco child-resistant outer package Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) product formulation sanitary workplaces waste disposal track and trace system amount of THC content amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Cannabinoids Testing Financial information investment into a commercial cannabis business manned motor vehicle structure and formation documents tinctures The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) carbohydrates and fat per serving A-license evidence of rehabilitation operating premises waste management laws transport cannabis goods to retailer member manager the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) transportation of cannabis goods Moisture Content Testing equity interest in a commercial cannabis business amount of sodium Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) licensed cannabis manufacturers manufacturers who package for other producers manufacturing cannabis products at least 20% ownership interest disposal 2020 updates MCSB’s temporary license application 2020 laws licensed cannabis distributors Edibles– Products must enter certain events potentially-hazardous foods pre-made or purchased commercial cannabis manufacturing activity small product packaging licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Foreign Material Testing licensed premises cannabis event organizer license Physical address alcoholic beverages nonlaboratory quality control disposal and destruction methods local jurisdiction Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) sanitary and hazard-free environment 2020 issues Proposition 65 secured area California Public Records Act Cultivation less than 10,000 required limits Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) public health and safety product guidelines ownership premises is not within a Government public Licensee Lookup Tool 600-foot radius of a school medicinal and adult-use or both markets 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licensed premises Premises Information local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations medicinal and adult-use markets Business Information 2020 regulations licensed cannabis cultivators sales of cannabis goods designated structure Transition Period unique ID/batch number Percentage of ownership payable to the state of California no infusion of nicotine Local Jurisdictions opaque exit package commercial cannabis manufacturers Owner Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division recordkeeping an officer or director of a cannabis business M-license basic nutritional information edible products cannabis industries license review process Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act contaminants Proposed Section 40133 valid waiver packaging and labeling at least 99% purity Cannabis Manufacturing secondary packaging cannabis waste Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL list of artificial food colorings ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Application Checklist Track and Trace highly-concentrated oils or waxes Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) loan provided to a commercial cannabis business operating procedures Completed Temporary License Application Form Temporary event up to 4 days Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) licensing cannabis retailers compliance with regulations Licensee Lookup Tool extraction labels not be attractive supply chain entry into the legal, regulated market cannabis adult-use products A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity temporary license loop system tobacco products paper inserted into the packaging Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Arranging for laboratory testing Licensee Information cannabis training manufacturing practices Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 600 foot radius of a 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new laws hydrocarbon-based solvents A-license and an M-license Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) child-resistant packaging three cannabis licensing authorities primary panel requirements delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods storage of cannabis goods surety bond period of 120 days cannabis market 2020 resolutions LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Form # CDPH-9041 Local Issuing Authority limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package topicals definition of owner Bond and Insurance Information Temporary License Application California Department of Public Health (CDPH) licensed physical location (premises) disclosure of all criminal convictions 2020 important information mandated warning statements Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) capsules finished product inhalable cannabis supplemental label chain of custody immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed 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In addition, Type N – for infusions Department Adult-use Market Monitor infused butters and oils as concentrates Package Processor Nursery Wet weight Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Specialty Cottage Outdoor Qualified individual Licensee Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Cannabis product Environmental pathogen track and trace system Process Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Universal symbol package flower or pre-rolls Contact surface Validation Proposition 65 warning statement Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Premises Bureau Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Pathogen Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Distribution cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type P Packaging & Labeling Only CBD from industrial hemp Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Pre-roll Track-and-trace systems DPH-17-010E Limited-access area Unique identifier Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Outdoor cultivation Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Actual yield Medium Outdoor list of cannabis manufacturers Labeling Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Holding Type 10 (Retailer) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Pest Adequate Ingredient Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 adulteration Net weight Quarantine gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA alternate use of a manufacturing premises Medium Indoor Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Informational panel MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Lot Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 11 (Distributor) cannabis concentrates Cultivation Mixed-light cultivation Small Indoor Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Nonvolatile solvent THC Specialty Cottage Indoor Track and trace system Microorganisms Preventive controls Edible cannabis product Cultivation site 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) Mixed-light Tier 2 Verification Immature plant Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Serving Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Processing aid Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Adulterated Allergen Raw material Commercial cannabis activity Manufacture Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 12 (Microbusiness) Batch CBD Volatile solvent Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mature plant Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Specialty Outdoor Allergen cross-contact Hazard Quality control personnel Kief Applicant In-process material Quality Personnel Product Identity Processing Manufacturer licensee THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Watts per square foot Component Finished product Sanitize Theoretical yield Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) M-license Flowering Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Dried flower Primary panel Topical cannabis product Specialty Indoor Indoor cultivation Infusion UID Quality control operation infused pre-rolls Small Outdoor Canopy Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Request for Live Scan Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Extraction Harvest Batch and more.


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