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

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


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