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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding licensed cannabis distributors Extractions using CO2 local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Application Checklist equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Ethanol conditional license onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods licensing cannabis distributors retailers licensed premises Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Cannabis Manufacturing purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands inhalable cannabis cannabis sales and/or consumption Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products state cannabis licensing waste management laws secondary package operating premises Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) payable to the state of California Percentage of ownership 2020 proposed changes Premises Diagram tinctures supplemental label medicinal commercial cannabis activity packaging annual license application inventory Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 minimum standards for extraction processes potentially-hazardous foods manufacturing activities shipping manifest designated structure Financial information Foreign Material Testing infusion local jurisdiction’s requirements consumption of alcohol or tobacco Terpenoids Testing commercial cannabis manufacturers inventory and quality control Operating Procedures Food-grade Butter/Oil M-licensees diagram of the business’s layout Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) commercial cannabis manufacturing activity CO2 and ethanol extractions Cannabinoids Testing Identifying information cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) operating procedures security and cannabis waste disposal THC levels California Department of Public Health Edibles– Products Licensee Lookup Tool Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 2020 updates licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories no infusion of nicotine amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control separate applications exit packaging Manufacturing (non-volatile) alcoholic beverages Local Jurisdictions contaminant free structure and formation documents licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises The California Department of Public Health's emergency regulations aggregate interest of 20% or more Industrial Hemp Advisory Board shared-use manufacturing facilities Carbon Dioxide (CO2) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale cannabis cultivation licensing commercial cannabis activity premises diagram 2020 regulations final form Bond in the amount of $5,000 Licensees public health and safety workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control conducting quality assurance review protocol Transition Period volatile solvent transport cannabis goods to retailer investment into a commercial cannabis business regulatory framework 120 days stickers carbohydrates and fat per serving procedures for inventory control capsules disclosure of all criminal convictions scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises disposal and destruction methods manufacturing 2020 laws motor carrier permit opaque exit package pre-made or purchased 100 mg of THC per package an officer or director of a cannabis business manufacturing practices Temporary event up to 4 days must enter certain events amount of sodium transportation of cannabis goods tamper-evident Fingerprints Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles commercial kitchens extracts periods of 90 days extensions informational panel commercial cannabis manufacturing California Department of Public Health (CDPH) quality control at least 99% purity packaging and labeling requirements Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market ingredient list dried flower Temporary License Application small product packaging requiring refrigeration labels not be attractive compliance with local jurisdiction Bond and Insurance Information 2020 fines regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California exception for testing laboratories sales of cannabis goods topicals cannabis plants edibles packaging opaque Transport vehicles alarm system Type S share facility space written procedures for inventory control delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods hydrocarbon-based solvents Financial Interest sampling standards Arranging for laboratory testing testing laboratories Labor peace agreement testing methods required limits Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act activity for a period of 120 days Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division cannabis waste child-resistant outer package laboratory quality assurance 2020 revisions licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Vehicle Requirements ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Proposed Section 40133 three state cannabis-licensing authorities CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL health claims California Public Records Act testing lab Temporary Cannabis Event transporting cannabis goods Physical address license review process Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) vape cartridges Live Scans for each owner 2020 issues comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Distributor Transport Only 2020 recent news 2020 new laws The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) ownership premises is not within a Government 2020 problems track and trace system microbusinesses entry into the legal, regulated market Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Heavy Metals Testing licensed physical location (premises) labeling manufacture cannabis products medicinal and adult-use or both markets 2020 important information cultivation product as a candy prohibited licensed cannabis manufacturers destruction of cannabis goods Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates secured area secondary packaging contaminants cannabis industries transportation and security finished product Business Information basic nutritional information Criminal History manned motor vehicle manufacturers who package for other producers hang tag or a peel-back label Retailer (nonstorefront) 600 foot radius of a school Business Organizational Mechanical meat and seafood, and other products persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving sanitary and hazard-free environment cannabis market Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Personnel Requirements Distributor transport onsite consumption of cannabis goods storage of cannabis goods paper inserted into the packaging Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 CDPH-issued universal symbol regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis highly-concentrated oils or waxes compliance with regulations medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensing cannabis retailers no added caffeine M-license definition of owner public Licensee Lookup Tool Local Issuing Authority evidence of rehabilitation extraction government warning statement label commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Microbusiness 600-foot radius of a school limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package certified by a California-licensed engineer medicinal and adult-use markets property for the commercial cannabis activity convicted of a substantially related crime Licensee Information loop system period of 120 days supply chain unique ID/batch number child-resistant packaging security list of artificial food colorings chain of custody manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Moisture Content Testing Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Local Authorization good manufacturing practices valid waiver re-sealable amount of THC content A-license and an M-license A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity CDTFA seller’s permit supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Temporary License Application Information Completed Temporary License Application Form product guidelines loan provided to a commercial cannabis business remove THC/CBD licensing cannabis microbusinesses waste disposal manufacturing cannabis products medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing sugar testing of cannabis goods BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch allergen information persons 21 years of age or older cannabis adult-use products the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) cannabis cartoons A-licensees Butane/Hexane/Propane no infusion of alcohol surety bond Track and Trace licensed cannabis cultivators ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company packaging and labeling commercial cannabis products shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit financial interest holder Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) distributors Category II Residual Pesticides Testing local jurisdiction LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS adult-use commercial cannabis activity Retailer (Type 10) Premises Information local jurisdiction authorization Individual Owner 2020 resolutions transportation health impacts of cannabis temporary license Owner immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery managing member tobacco products licensing scheme evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Premises diagram identity of the product edible products Form # CDPH-9041 cannabis event organizer license MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH MCSB’s temporary license application some nutritional facts CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Cultivation less than 10,000 Proposition 65 member manager Mycotoxins Testing highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin MCSB Category I Residual Pesticides Testing A-license primary panel requirements at least 20% ownership interest CDPH-9041 Local Authorization Attachment nonlaboratory quality control access to the area(s) manufacturer's name product formulation cannabis training recordkeeping online licensing system mandated warning statements disposal Seller’s permit number 2020 compliance sanitary workplaces concentrate three cannabis licensing authorities Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) and more.

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


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