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

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


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