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

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

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