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Cannabinoids Testing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act identity of the product Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles The California Department of Public Health's Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 motor carrier permit A-license and an M-license sanitary workplaces three cannabis licensing authorities testing methods cannabis adult-use products Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products licensing cannabis retailers compliance with local jurisdiction waste management laws sugar THC levels property for the commercial cannabis activity Temporary Cannabis Event convicted of a substantially related crime child-resistant outer package regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 cannabis cultivation licensing 2019 new laws structure and formation documents The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Retailer (nonstorefront) ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products emergency regulations A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Temporary License Application Information financial interest holder 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods local jurisdiction’s requirements stickers vape cartridges equity interest in a commercial cannabis business the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) period of 120 days Water/Food-grade Dry Ice amount of THC content adult-use commercial cannabis activity Cannabis Manufacturing concentrate Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) nonlaboratory quality control Live Scans for each owner health claims destruction of cannabis goods workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control cultivation Carbon Dioxide (CO2) security Premises Diagram chain of custody manufacturer's name cannabis waste cannabis training unique ID/batch number medicinal commercial cannabis activity Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California annual license application cannabis plants Heavy Metals Testing shared-use manufacturing facilities waste disposal evidence of rehabilitation potentially-hazardous foods sales of cannabis goods Butane/Hexane/Propane inventory and quality control Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods disclosure of all criminal convictions entry into the legal, regulated market shipping manifest manufacturers who package for other producers highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Mechanical premises diagram regulatory framework manufacture cannabis products licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Owner conditional license 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Cultivation Licensing re-sealable CDTFA seller’s permit Distributor transport Arranging for laboratory testing an officer or director of a cannabis business licensed cannabis cultivators Retailer (Type 10) Mycotoxins Testing government warning statement label Transport vehicles alarm system Premises diagram payable to the state of California commercial cannabis manufacturers Personnel Requirements Temporary License Application edibles packaging opaque packaging contaminant free Operating Procedures Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) local jurisdiction authorization capsules 100 mg of THC per package commercial cannabis manufacturing in California recordkeeping comply with all packaging and labeling requirements M-licensees medicinal and adult-use markets 2019 regulations manufacturing activities manufacturing cannabis products Proposed Section 40133 sampling standards ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing consumption of alcohol or tobacco Vehicle Requirements cannabis market Criminal History dried flower ingredient list CO2 and ethanol extractions amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package edible products tobacco products no infusion of alcohol Manufacturing (non-volatile) Local Authorization Attachment medicinal and adult-use or both markets Licensees CDPH-9041 Category I Residual Pesticides Testing testing of cannabis goods labels not be attractive Identifying information Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch three state cannabis-licensing authorities Food-grade Butter/Oil Application Checklist small product packaging supply chain secondary package highly-concentrated oils or waxes Licensee Information M-license MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH member manager basic nutritional information Moisture Content Testing compliance with regulations delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods ownership premises is not within a Government cannabis industries surety bond some nutritional facts testing 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In addition, Mixed-light Tier 2 Small Indoor cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Allergen cross-contact Cultivation site Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Manufacturer licensee Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Specialty Cottage Indoor Processing list of cannabis manufacturers CBD from industrial hemp alternate use of a manufacturing premises Pest Informational panel Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Extraction Finished product Nursery Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Lot Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 12 (Microbusiness) Environmental pathogen Dried flower Premises Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Applicant UID adulteration Department Type N – for infusions Contact surface Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Mixed-light cultivation Processor Quality control operation Kief Outdoor cultivation gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Process Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Quarantine 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) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 products similar to traditional food products prohibited Edible cannabis product Request for Live Scan Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Nonvolatile solvent Commercial cannabis activity Quality control personnel Track and trace system Specialty Indoor Flowering Actual yield Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Package M-license Product Identity Ingredient Limited-access area Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Serving Type 10 (Retailer) Microorganisms Pathogen Processing aid Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Net weight Mixed-light Tier 1 Cannabis product Labeling Manufacture Small Outdoor Theoretical yield Verification Distribution Medium Outdoor Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Allergen Cultivation Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 infused pre-rolls In-process material Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Medium Indoor MCSB 90-day extension periods THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package DPH-17-010E Component Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Batch CBD track and trace system Adult-use Market Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 package flower or pre-rolls Sanitize Harvest Batch Bureau Licensee Wet weight Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Track-and-trace systems Monitor Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Canopy Quality infused butters and oils as concentrates Qualified individual cannabis concentrates Type P – for packaging and labeling only Adequate Infusion Personnel THC Type 11 (Distributor) Raw material Proposition 65 warning statement Universal symbol Preventive controls Immature plant Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Topical cannabis product Mature plant Indoor cultivation Primary panel Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Adulterated Unique identifier Holding Nonmanufactured cannabis product Pre-roll Specialty Outdoor Hazard Validation Watts per square foot Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Volatile solvent Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) and more.


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