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

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


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