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adult-use cannabis products A-licensees Local Issuing Authority California Department of Public Health separate applications Category II Residual Pesticides Testing LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS testing lab amount of THC content Cannabis Manufacturing commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Owner persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business licensed cannabis manufacturers procedures for inventory control Mechanical shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Temporary License Application microbusinesses workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control commercial cannabis products Distributor transport tinctures Type S share facility space track and trace system Cannabinoids Testing small product packaging testing methods Temporary event up to 4 days infusion ownership premises is not within a Government medicinal commercial cannabis activity Edibles– Products Physical address three state cannabis-licensing authorities A-license and an M-license Premises 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consumption of cannabis goods nonlaboratory quality control Butane/Hexane/Propane transportation of cannabis goods disclosure of all criminal convictions Bond in the amount of $5,000 600 foot radius of a school evidence of rehabilitation onsite consumption of cannabis goods Track and Trace aggregate interest of 20% or more licensed cannabis cultivators packaging and labeling conditional license Identifying information valid waiver licensed physical location (premises) Water/Food-grade Dry Ice inventory sanitary and hazard-free environment transportation destruction of cannabis goods Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Financial information Foreign Material Testing 2019 problems some nutritional facts cannabis cultivation licensing Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 contaminants 2019 regulations Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing commercial kitchens list of artificial food colorings CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) waste disposal California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Proposed Section 40133 no infusion of alcohol 2019 resolutions Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates chain of custody transport cannabis goods to retailer compliance with local jurisdiction Bond and Insurance Information security comply with all packaging and labeling requirements security and cannabis waste disposal allergen information The California Department of Public Health's A-license Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) shipping manifest M-licensees loop system good manufacturing practices product formulation stickers packaging 2019 new laws must enter certain events member manager paper inserted into the packaging at least 20% ownership interest managing member 2019 proposed changes mandated warning statements Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) CDPH-9041 120 days secured area shared-use manufacturing facilities 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In addition, Actual yield products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 11 (Distributor) Bureau Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Allergen Product Identity Type N – for infusions cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Verification Indoor cultivation Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) DPH-17-010E Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Adequate infused butters and oils as concentrates Specialty Outdoor Specialty Indoor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Nonvolatile solvent Ingredient Medium Indoor Component Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Cultivation Environmental pathogen Pest Premises Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Allergen cross-contact Processing CBD from industrial hemp Mixed-light Tier 2 CBD Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Volatile solvent infused pre-rolls Net weight Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Small Outdoor Quality Mixed-light cultivation package flower or pre-rolls Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Canopy Track-and-trace systems Nonmanufactured cannabis product Track and trace system Mature plant Watts per square foot Dried flower Type 12 (Microbusiness) Preventive controls Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Contact surface Edible cannabis product Kief Pre-roll Lot Adult-use Market Informational panel Proposition 65 warning statement Specialty Cottage Outdoor Licensee track and trace system Validation Microorganisms Sanitize Department Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Holding Process Qualified individual 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 1 Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) adulteration UID Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Small Indoor Universal symbol Cultivation site Manufacturer licensee Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Flowering Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Serving Topical cannabis product Adulterated Personnel Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Quality control personnel Processing aid Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 cannabis concentrates gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Wet weight Outdoor cultivation Manufacture Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 THC Finished product Quarantine Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Primary panel MCSB 90-day extension periods Specialty Cottage Indoor Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Immature plant Nursery Limited-access area Request for Live Scan Batch THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package In-process material Package Applicant Infusion Unique identifier alternate use of a manufacturing premises Theoretical yield Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Raw material Commercial cannabis activity Type 10 (Retailer) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Quality control operation Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Hazard Cannabis product Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Labeling list of cannabis manufacturers Extraction Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Harvest Batch Medium Outdoor Pathogen Monitor M-license Processor Distribution and more.


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