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

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


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