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manufacture cannabis products activity for a period of 120 days must enter certain events shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company A-license and an M-license loan provided to a commercial cannabis business final form manufacturer's name contaminant free Butane/Hexane/Propane 2020 revisions member manager 600 foot radius of a school manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) secondary packaging A-license hydrocarbon-based solvents cannabis training conducting quality assurance review tobacco products access to the area(s) Mechanical Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch quality control CO2 and ethanol extractions CDPH-issued universal symbol product formulation testing laboratories Retailer (nonstorefront) 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2020 issues meat and seafood, and other products volatile solvent licensing scheme Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) tamper-evident Ethanol loop system Financial Interest temporary license annual license application surety bond medicinal and adult-use or both markets Proposition 65 Premises Diagram health claims some nutritional facts amount of sodium dried flower operating procedures sanitary and hazard-free environment evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises child-resistant packaging Local Authorization Attachment Track and Trace 2020 important information 2020 proposed changes secondary package M-licensees separate applications destruction of cannabis goods valid waiver local jurisdiction Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 2020 updates A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 remove THC/CBD testing of cannabis goods cannabis waste inventory and quality control CDTFA seller’s permit scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises topicals Temporary License Application re-sealable licensed cannabis cultivators emergency regulations at least 20% ownership interest aggregate interest of 20% or more basic nutritional information track and trace system 600-foot radius of a school Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles 2020 laws Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) security and cannabis waste disposal MCSB contaminants Physical address commercial cannabis products child-resistant outer package adult-use commercial cannabis activity waste management laws vape cartridges Financial information medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale chain of custody cannabis cultivation licensing packaging workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Individual Owner written procedures for inventory control cannabis event organizer license Water/Food-grade Dry Ice identity of the product minimum standards for extraction processes medicinal and adult-use markets California Department of Public Health Local Authorization microbusinesses exception for testing laboratories primary panel requirements Seller’s permit number Heavy Metals Testing medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods managing member Licensee Information financial interest holder ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS supplemental label definition of owner Licensees shared-use manufacturing facilities 120 days inventory public Licensee Lookup Tool property for the commercial cannabis activity Premises diagram unique ID/batch number local jurisdiction authorization amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package requiring refrigeration Owner CDPH-9041 ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation infusion Business Information distributors 2020 compliance public health and safety recordkeeping persons 21 years of age or older manufacturing Bond in the amount of $5,000 persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Bond and Insurance Information Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) transportation ingredient list regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Licensee Lookup Tool labeling 2020 new laws three state cannabis-licensing authorities Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) THC levels license review process Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 licensed cannabis distributors licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2020 recent news alcoholic beverages licensed premises security manufacturing practices Criminal History packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls The California Department of Public Health's informational panel transportation and security extracts three cannabis licensing authorities licensed cannabis manufacturers Identifying information cannabis adult-use 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adult-use (recreational) Manufacturing (non-volatile) operating premises CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California transport cannabis goods to retailer commercial cannabis manufacturing in California regulatory framework limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package hang tag or a peel-back label government warning statement label 2020 fines Type S share facility space M-license licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Live Scans for each owner transporting cannabis goods Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) California Department of Public Health (CDPH) product guidelines manned motor vehicle equity interest in a commercial cannabis business structure and formation documents compliance with regulations commercial cannabis manufacturers commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Cannabinoids Testing required limits Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products California Public Records Act disclosure of all criminal convictions Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods manufacturers who package for other producers local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations manufacturing activities procedures for inventory control protocol premises diagram Application Checklist Industrial Hemp Advisory Board shipping manifest testing lab good manufacturing practices Distributor Transport Only 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Local Jurisdictions and more.

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


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