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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding CDPH-9041 cultivation member manager transport cannabis goods to retailer tobacco products pre-made or purchased quality control written procedures for inventory control identity of the product inventory Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 surety bond convicted of a substantially related crime local jurisdiction packaging and labeling Mechanical Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division good manufacturing practices comply with all packaging and labeling requirements access to the area(s) licensing scheme Bond in the amount of $5,000 MCSB’s temporary license application supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS at least 20% ownership interest opaque exit package persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business mandated warning statements testing of cannabis goods entry into the legal, regulated market 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managing member Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles transportation and security Premises Diagram Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Licensee Information Arranging for laboratory testing Seller’s permit number hang tag or a peel-back label primary panel requirements Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) commercial cannabis manufacturing in California motor carrier permit cannabis sales and/or consumption secured area disposal and destruction methods conditional license 2019 regulations sanitary workplaces equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing sanitary and hazard-free environment CO2 and ethanol extractions Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Local Jurisdictions contaminants periods of 90 days extensions recordkeeping 2019 important information M-license period of 120 days cannabis plants Temporary License Application 2019 problems must enter certain events re-sealable 100 mg of THC per package meat and seafood, and other products MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH waste disposal licensed physical location (premises) topicals Track and Trace cannabis waste remove THC/CBD loan provided to a commercial cannabis business secondary packaging sugar cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) edible products license review process Cultivation less than 10,000 M-licensees security Type S share facility space Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Microbusiness labels not be attractive allergen information packaging and labeling requirements Business Information Proposition 65 potentially-hazardous foods cannabis training no infusion of alcohol stickers manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 600-foot radius of a school Premises Information alcoholic beverages shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving child-resistant outer package volatile solvent commercial cannabis manufacturers some nutritional facts commercial kitchens licensed premises contaminant free edibles packaging opaque workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Licensee Lookup Tool dried flower compliance with regulations government warning statement label purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands 2019 updates sampling standards amount of THC content manufacturer's name Individual Owner shared-use manufacturing facilities temporary license Cannabis Manufacturing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) child-resistant packaging evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Proposed Section 40133 Extractions using CO2 financial interest holder commercial cannabis products required limits concentrate CDTFA seller’s permit extracts Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Vehicle Requirements consumption of alcohol or tobacco packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls medicinal and adult-use or both markets informational panel highly-concentrated oils or waxes 2019 compliance 2019 proposed changes Retailer (Type 10) amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Local Authorization 2019 fines ingredient list 2019 issues list of artificial food colorings licensed cannabis manufacturers three state cannabis-licensing authorities Distributor Transport Only security and cannabis waste disposal premises diagram minimum standards for extraction processes manufacturers who package for other producers track and trace system compliance with local jurisdiction licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Physical address THC levels evidence of rehabilitation delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Licensees adult-use commercial cannabis activity product formulation laboratory quality assurance licensed cannabis distributors ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Retailer (nonstorefront) Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Food-grade Butter/Oil local jurisdiction authorization Operating Procedures persons 21 years of age or older three cannabis licensing authorities the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) testing laboratories Percentage of ownership Transition Period onsite consumption of cannabis goods 2019 revisions destruction of cannabis goods small product packaging immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery no added caffeine Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates licensed cannabis cultivators Fingerprints Heavy Metals Testing medicinal and adult-use markets Premises diagram Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Identifying information unique ID/batch number Foreign Material Testing Live Scans for each owner distributors local jurisdiction’s requirements Form # CDPH-9041 Criminal History Temporary Cannabis Event annual license application A-license and an M-license MCSB regulatory framework designated structure packaging carbohydrates and fat per serving Water/Food-grade Dry Ice online licensing system cannabis cultivation licensing Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch testing lab cannabis adult-use products A-license basic nutritional information conducting quality assurance review Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Bond and Insurance Information Business Organizational cannabis cartoons amount of sodium 2019 recent news CDPH-issued universal symbol scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) investment into a commercial cannabis business medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Edibles– Products transportation exception for testing laboratories health impacts of cannabis manufacturing cannabis products Financial Interest diagram of the business’s layout California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Application Checklist Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) shipping manifest ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Local Authorization Attachment supplemental label 600 foot radius of a school Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) activity for a period of 120 days operating premises local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Ethanol public health and safety licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers emergency regulations The California Department of Public Health's ownership premises is not within a Government labeling finished product structure and formation documents sales of cannabis goods Cannabinoids Testing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Local Issuing Authority shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company retailers highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package licensing cannabis distributors Labor peace agreement Completed Temporary License Application Form no infusion of nicotine separate applications requiring refrigeration an officer or director of a cannabis business onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products operating procedures nonlaboratory quality control transportation of cannabis goods certified by a California-licensed engineer manufacture cannabis products commercial cannabis activity paper inserted into the packaging Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing procedures for inventory control product guidelines valid waiver Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch manufacturing Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Temporary License Application Information Manufacturing (non-volatile) at least 99% purity health claims Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing extraction loop system Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) disclosure of all criminal convictions inhalable cannabis Distributor transport supply chain final form Personnel Requirements secondary package public Licensee Lookup Tool Transport vehicles alarm system transporting cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing activity medicinal commercial cannabis activity payable to the state of California commercial cannabis manufacturing state cannabis licensing tamper-evident BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Temporary event up to 4 days 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market California Public Records Act vape cartridges storage of cannabis goods CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL exit packaging Financial information Industrial Hemp Advisory Board 2019 laws waste management laws and more.

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