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waste management laws California Public Records Act member manager operating procedures transportation inhalable cannabis infusion shared-use manufacturing facilities scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market sugar Transition Period health impacts of cannabis Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Application Checklist persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Premises diagram Business Organizational cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale some nutritional facts A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Temporary License Application delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods adult-use commercial cannabis activity nonlaboratory quality control CDPH-9041 certified by a California-licensed engineer MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH state cannabis licensing licensed physical location (premises) potentially-hazardous foods child-resistant outer package Manufacturing (non-volatile) Ethanol Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) valid waiver evidence of rehabilitation amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package dried flower Business Information Local Jurisdictions regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Temporary Cannabis Event cannabis sales and/or consumption Identifying information evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Edibles– Products Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) inventory informational panel Category I Residual Pesticides Testing investment into a commercial cannabis business online licensing system structure and formation documents required limits Heavy Metals Testing no added caffeine compliance with local jurisdiction M-licensees manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) manufacturing cannabis products sampling standards commercial cannabis manufacturing in California commercial cannabis manufacturing activity microbusinesses disposal and destruction methods manufacturing practices cannabis cultivation licensing Bond in the amount of $5,000 labeling Fingerprints persons 21 years of age or older 2020 resolutions Licensee Information finished product manufacturers who package for other producers basic nutritional information re-sealable Food-grade Butter/Oil 2020 important information at least 20% ownership interest cannabis plants licensed premises The California Department of Public Health's retailers storage of cannabis goods aggregate interest of 20% or more packaging and labeling requirements public health and safety topicals exit packaging local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Labor peace agreement Premises Information conditional license no infusion of nicotine alcoholic beverages CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Microbusiness opaque exit package Type S share facility space 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In addition, Allergen cross-contact Raw material Flowering Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type N – for infusions Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Universal symbol Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Track and trace system Licensee Topical cannabis product Quality control personnel Manufacture Serving Mature plant Cultivation site Manufacturer licensee Component Kief Small Outdoor Primary panel THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Outdoor cultivation Preventive controls Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Net weight Department Volatile solvent MCSB 90-day extension periods Finished product Processor Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Personnel Monitor Allergen Quality control operation THC Quarantine Medium Indoor Limited-access area M-license Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Nursery Distribution Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Immature plant Process Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Watts per square foot list of cannabis manufacturers Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) UID CBD from industrial hemp Pre-roll Validation package flower or pre-rolls Ingredient Theoretical yield Quality track and trace system Specialty Cottage Indoor Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Premises Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) infused butters and oils as concentrates Mixed-light Tier 2 Harvest Batch Product Identity Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Lot Mixed-light cultivation Informational panel Nonvolatile solvent Medium Outdoor Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Small Indoor Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) DPH-17-010E Batch alternate use of a manufacturing premises Request for Live Scan Pathogen Pest Type 10 (Retailer) Bureau Processing aid 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) Specialty Outdoor Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) infused pre-rolls Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Contact surface Specialty Cottage Outdoor Proposition 65 warning statement Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Processing Qualified individual Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Holding Cultivation Commercial cannabis activity CBD Specialty Indoor Microorganisms Edible cannabis product Environmental pathogen cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Adulterated adulteration Dried flower Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 11 (Distributor) Wet weight Unique identifier Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Mixed-light Tier 1 Adequate cannabis concentrates Adult-use Market In-process material Canopy Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 12 (Microbusiness) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Indoor cultivation Package Labeling Cannabis product Applicant Sanitize Actual yield Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Verification Track-and-trace systems Infusion products similar to traditional food products prohibited Hazard Extraction and more.


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