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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding licensing scheme temporary license Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) basic nutritional information capsules evidence of rehabilitation track and trace system finished product THC levels Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) cannabis training labeling Financial information member manager persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business A-licensees Bond in the amount of $5,000 online licensing system no infusion of alcohol good manufacturing practices concentrate opaque exit package packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls must enter certain events amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package 2019 proposed changes California Department of Public Health (CDPH) sampling standards licensing cannabis distributors Licensee Information volatile solvent shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company compliance with regulations supply chain Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Microbusiness Personnel Requirements extraction medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing tamper-evident Transition Period Vehicle Requirements list of artificial food colorings conducting quality assurance review A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) manned motor vehicle sanitary workplaces Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Proposed Section 40133 Business Information hang tag or a peel-back label tobacco products secondary packaging sanitary and hazard-free environment Local Authorization Attachment regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations disclosure of all criminal convictions limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package testing lab manufacturing licensed premises Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Local Jurisdictions CDTFA seller’s permit meat and seafood, and other products Premises Information licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises small product packaging testing laboratories Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 licensed cannabis manufacturers commercial cannabis manufacturing stickers Application Checklist Completed Temporary License Application Form licensed cannabis cultivators Local Authorization re-sealable requiring refrigeration Food-grade Butter/Oil licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers security inventory Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods licensing cannabis microbusinesses adult-use commercial cannabis activity MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Form # CDPH-9041 ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity allergen information unique ID/batch number periods of 90 days extensions shipping manifest Mechanical no added caffeine quality control Butane/Hexane/Propane 2019 important information packaging and labeling requirements product guidelines highly-concentrated oils or waxes minimum standards for extraction processes Local Issuing Authority Manufacturing (non-volatile) transportation of cannabis goods cannabis adult-use products procedures for inventory control transportation secured area cannabis event organizer license health claims manufacturing cannabis products Business Organizational Cannabis Manufacturing medicinal and adult-use or both markets designated structure Cultivation less than 10,000 Live Scans for each owner manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Premises diagram Identifying information local jurisdiction commercial cannabis manufacturing activity licensed physical location (premises) CO2 and ethanol extractions delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods product formulation shared-use manufacturing facilities Extractions using CO2 packaging and labeling persons 21 years of age or older cannabis cartoons hydrocarbon-based solvents microbusinesses CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL M-license exception for testing laboratories dried flower regulatory framework chain of custody 2019 updates primary panel requirements Type S share facility space Temporary Cannabis Event aggregate interest of 20% or more topicals Edibles– Products cannabis waste Arranging for laboratory testing laboratory quality assurance shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery payable to the state of California purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands distributors inventory and quality control ingredient list public health and safety 600-foot radius of a school Percentage of ownership conditional license licensing cannabis retailers Mycotoxins Testing Foreign Material Testing Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 period of 120 days manufacturing activities commercial cannabis manufacturing in California informational panel health impacts of cannabis commercial cannabis activity an officer or director of a cannabis business annual license application 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market state cannabis licensing valid waiver Bond and Insurance Information medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together sales of cannabis goods certified by a California-licensed engineer paper inserted into the packaging waste disposal Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing A-license and an M-license manufacturer's name cannabis cultivation licensing Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) destruction of cannabis goods 2019 revisions extracts Premises Diagram testing of cannabis goods Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division access to the area(s) property for the commercial cannabis activity manufacture cannabis products protocol commercial cannabis manufacturers Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act infusion A-license investment into a commercial cannabis business 2019 compliance 2019 regulations CDPH-9041 alcoholic beverages retailers Financial Interest Owner Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 600 foot radius of a school compliance with local jurisdiction Temporary event up to 4 days cannabis sales and/or consumption Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) transporting cannabis goods Ethanol Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Retailer (nonstorefront) remove THC/CBD Distributor transport commercial cannabis products 2019 fines Retailer (Type 10) emergency regulations California Department of Public Health loan provided to a commercial cannabis business CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Heavy Metals Testing managing member pre-made or purchased limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving disposal and destruction methods three cannabis licensing authorities 2019 recent news Temporary License Application exit packaging nonlaboratory quality control supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products financial interest holder medicinal commercial cannabis activity final form Water/Food-grade Dry Ice MCSB’s temporary license application required limits supplemental label Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Category II Residual Pesticides Testing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California manufacturing practices 2019 problems transport cannabis goods to retailer diagram of the business’s layout LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS entry into the legal, regulated market structure and formation documents cannabis plants mandated warning statements labels not be attractive MCSB Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch activity for a period of 120 days Moisture Content Testing at least 99% purity security and cannabis waste disposal no infusion of nicotine BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Transport vehicles alarm system Temporary License Application Information inhalable cannabis written procedures for inventory control comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Category I Residual Pesticides Testing The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) separate applications cultivation amount of THC content ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Individual Owner public Licensee Lookup Tool Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing M-licensees commercial kitchens Track and Trace at least 20% ownership interest Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates convicted of a substantially related crime 2019 issues surety bond testing methods waste management laws cannabis industries some nutritional facts loop system The California Department of Public Health's California Public Records Act local jurisdiction’s requirements amount of sodium cannabis market edibles packaging opaque 2019 laws sugar motor carrier permit 100 mg of THC per package identity of the product storage of cannabis goods licensed cannabis distributors product as a candy prohibited potentially-hazardous foods Fingerprints operating procedures ownership premises is not within a Government Labor peace agreement Proposition 65 Distributor Transport Only manufacturers who package for other producers Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) definition of owner disposal Licensee Lookup Tool edible products premises diagram Criminal History secondary package contaminant free recordkeeping equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch child-resistant packaging The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Cannabinoids Testing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises CDPH-issued universal symbol onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods contaminants carbohydrates and fat per serving government warning statement label transportation and security workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Seller’s permit number onsite consumption of cannabis goods child-resistant outer package packaging vape cartridges operating premises local jurisdiction authorization license review process three state cannabis-licensing authorities Physical address 2019 resolutions tinctures Operating Procedures Terpenoids Testing medicinal and adult-use markets 2019 new laws Licensees consumption of alcohol or tobacco 120 days and more.

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


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