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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Owner potentially-hazardous foods Personnel Requirements premises diagram property for the commercial cannabis activity regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California licensing cannabis distributors Industrial Hemp Advisory Board manufacturing cannabis products loop system written procedures for inventory control highly-concentrated oils or waxes transportation A-license tinctures vape cartridges cannabis market LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS California Public Records Act 2020 laws Manufacturing (non-volatile) paper inserted into the packaging regulatory framework CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Cultivation less than 10,000 some nutritional facts cannabis waste 2020 new laws 100 mg of THC per package inventory and quality control finished product 2020 updates topicals Distributor transport packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls no infusion of alcohol motor carrier permit the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) hang tag or a peel-back label 600 foot radius of a school 2020 important information state cannabis licensing Bond in the amount of $5,000 requiring refrigeration A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Vehicle Requirements Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing at least 20% ownership interest California Department of Public Health Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) public health and safety re-sealable Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch persons 21 years of age or older payable to the state of California Individual Owner commercial cannabis manufacturing Operating Procedures inhalable cannabis entry into the legal, regulated market medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery waste management laws Transition Period Bond and Insurance 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Health's licensed physical location (premises) destruction of cannabis goods final form testing of cannabis goods Premises Information manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) licensed cannabis manufacturers small product packaging transport cannabis goods to retailer Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Temporary License Application testing lab persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business amount of sodium diagram of the business’s layout Temporary Cannabis Event Licensee Lookup Tool Completed Temporary License Application Form Live Scans for each owner Licensees financial interest holder Cannabis Manufacturing activity for a period of 120 days Type S share facility space CO2 and ethanol extractions equity interest in a commercial cannabis business health claims Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) sugar informational panel supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Track and Trace A-licensees manufacturing edibles packaging opaque 2020 compliance aggregate interest of 20% or more CDPH-issued universal symbol retailers investment into a commercial cannabis business Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 opaque exit package packaging Temporary event up to 4 days compliance with regulations limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) manned motor vehicle onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods sampling standards primary panel requirements infusion Form # CDPH-9041 surety bond emergency regulations Ethanol 2020 resolutions Distributor Transport Only cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) sales of cannabis goods manufacturing activities ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS good manufacturing practices shipping manifest local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing extracts track and trace system Retailer (Type 10) hydrocarbon-based solvents 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manufacturers who package for other producers cannabis sales and/or consumption Transport vehicles alarm system period of 120 days product guidelines 2020 regulations evidence of rehabilitation packaging and labeling dried flower shared-use manufacturing facilities quality control cannabis cartoons conditional license purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands supplemental label child-resistant packaging Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Local Authorization Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) labeling MCSB’s temporary license application Identifying information Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) basic nutritional information MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH at least 99% purity mandated warning statements Proposition 65 manufacturing practices amount of THC content three cannabis licensing authorities security and cannabis waste disposal licensed premises security Business Information remove THC/CBD evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises onsite consumption of cannabis goods tobacco products Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation periods of 90 days extensions carbohydrates and fat per serving operating premises local jurisdiction identity of the product delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods minimum standards for extraction processes cannabis adult-use products packaging and labeling requirements Financial information 2020 proposed changes extraction Proposed Section 40133 Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Premises diagram secondary package sanitary and hazard-free environment licensing scheme Cannabinoids Testing microbusinesses managing member Butane/Hexane/Propane list of artificial food colorings Microbusiness licensed cannabis distributors no added caffeine exception for testing laboratories laboratory quality assurance Mycotoxins Testing product formulation definition of owner sanitary workplaces medicinal commercial cannabis activity 2020 problems California Department of Public Health (CDPH) The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) operating procedures disclosure of all criminal convictions Water/Food-grade Dry Ice M-licensees Application Checklist Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 A-license and an M-license Premises Diagram testing laboratories structure and formation documents CDPH-9041 shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit member manager product as a candy prohibited limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving 2020 revisions allergen information cannabis event organizer license CDTFA seller’s permit Foreign Material Testing Terpenoids Testing manufacture cannabis products volatile solvent 600-foot radius of a school Mechanical exit packaging government warning statement label Labor peace agreement access to the area(s) Business Organizational ingredient list commercial cannabis manufacturing in California cannabis industries separate applications Arranging for laboratory testing Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division transportation of cannabis goods Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 license review process alcoholic beverages commercial cannabis manufacturers inventory cannabis training Retailer (nonstorefront) an officer or director of a cannabis business 2020 recent news amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package licensing cannabis retailers Carbon Dioxide (CO2) edible products no infusion of nicotine secondary packaging Local Authorization Attachment Seller’s permit number Temporary License Application Information conducting quality assurance review transportation and security The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) commercial cannabis activity stickers valid waiver BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Food-grade Butter/Oil testing methods cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale medicinal and adult-use commercial 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In addition, Commercial cannabis activity Distribution Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Edible cannabis product Preventive controls Department Personnel 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) Processing Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Mixed-light cultivation Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Cultivation Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Small Outdoor Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Infusion track and trace system Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Lot Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Small Indoor Processor Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Proposition 65 warning statement Bureau Component Unique identifier Track and trace system Qualified individual Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods adulteration Theoretical yield Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Cannabis product M-license Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Immature plant Indoor cultivation Quarantine Allergen cross-contact Type P – for packaging and labeling only Batch Request for Live Scan Applicant cannabis concentrates Flowering CBD from industrial hemp Process CBD Type 10 (Retailer) Pest Outdoor cultivation THC Net weight Pathogen Manufacture Manufacturer licensee Medium Outdoor alternate use of a manufacturing premises Cultivation site Informational panel Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Track-and-trace systems Environmental pathogen Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Specialty Cottage Outdoor Allergen Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Contact surface Verification Monitor Pre-roll Microorganisms Actual yield UID Dried flower Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Package list of cannabis manufacturers Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) DPH-17-010E Harvest Batch Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Mixed-light Tier 1 Serving Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Quality control operation Hazard Type 12 (Microbusiness) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Wet weight Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Nursery Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Watts per square foot Ingredient Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Licensee Mature plant Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Finished product Adequate Canopy Processing aid Primary panel Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) package flower or pre-rolls Premises Quality Extraction Kief Type N – for infusions Adulterated Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Adult-use Market Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Holding Raw material Type 11 (Distributor) In-process material Specialty Cottage Indoor Validation Limited-access area infused butters and oils as concentrates Quality control personnel Topical cannabis product infused pre-rolls Nonvolatile solvent Specialty Outdoor MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Specialty Indoor Medium Indoor Universal symbol Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Labeling Volatile solvent Product Identity cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Sanitize and more.


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