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

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


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