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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding payable to the state of California testing of cannabis goods minimum standards for extraction processes good manufacturing practices transporting cannabis goods contaminant free inventory aggregate interest of 20% or more manufacture cannabis products infusion manufacturing cannabis products Type S share facility space Heavy Metals Testing testing methods Individual Owner written procedures for inventory control at least 99% purity sampling standards Premises Information Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) ingredient list commercial cannabis manufacturers packaging Category II Residual Pesticides Testing security LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Track and Trace M-license Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Transition Period commercial cannabis manufacturing in California requiring refrigeration packaging and labeling re-sealable CDPH-9041 Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) regulatory framework financial interest holder cannabis cultivation licensing immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Edibles– Products Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Physical address Proposition 65 online licensing system medicinal and adult-use or both markets Cannabinoids Testing microbusinesses CDPH-issued universal symbol designated structure potentially-hazardous foods disclosure of all criminal convictions quality control THC levels periods of 90 days extensions tamper-evident manned motor vehicle topicals premises diagram Extractions using CO2 conducting quality assurance review edibles packaging opaque licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers local jurisdiction licensed cannabis distributors exception for testing laboratories diagram of the business’s layout operating procedures annual license application The California Department of Public Health's Owner valid waiver equity interest in a commercial cannabis business pre-made or purchased Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates sanitary workplaces Food-grade Butter/Oil local jurisdiction’s requirements supplemental label secured area evidence of rehabilitation Local Authorization Business Information supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products cannabis event organizer license compliance with local jurisdiction inhalable cannabis Distributor Transport Only Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act California Department of Public Health three state cannabis-licensing authorities 2018 regulations volatile solvent health claims California Public Records Act CDTFA seller’s permit storage of cannabis goods Bond in the amount of $5,000 Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) 100 mg of THC per package Distributor transport packaging and labeling requirements distributors adult-use commercial cannabis activity testing lab medicinal commercial cannabis activity extraction 2018 revisions Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 2018 new laws 2018 laws manufacturing activities CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Temporary License Application Financial Interest packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package public health and safety commercial cannabis activity waste management laws finished product Premises Diagram commercial cannabis manufacturing activity cannabis cartoons track and trace system destruction of cannabis goods M-licensees concentrate Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods compliance with regulations primary panel requirements emergency regulations cannabis adult-use products temporary license no added caffeine Fingerprints A-license Foreign Material Testing onsite sale and consumption of 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microbusinesses Moisture Content Testing dried flower Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving must enter certain events licensing cannabis retailers Application Checklist manufacturing disposal and destruction methods laboratory quality assurance tinctures opaque exit package the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) waste disposal recordkeeping Cannabis Manufacturing Temporary event up to 4 days cannabis market A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity managing member government warning statement label certified by a California-licensed engineer Licensees some nutritional facts supply chain manufacturer's name onsite consumption of cannabis goods contaminants Criminal History manufacturing practices conditional license purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands 600 foot radius of a school access to the area(s) licensed premises shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit no infusion of nicotine medicinal and adult-use markets property for the commercial cannabis activity Transport vehicles alarm system motor carrier permit child-resistant outer package licensed cannabis manufacturers 2018 fines shared-use manufacturing facilities an officer or director of a cannabis business consumption of alcohol or tobacco Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) product guidelines Licensee Information Butane/Hexane/Propane chain of custody no infusion of alcohol transport cannabis goods to retailer local jurisdiction authorization Form # CDPH-9041 Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 A-licensees health impacts of cannabis informational panel Carbon Dioxide (CO2) cannabis sales and/or consumption scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises operating premises 2018 important information The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) investment into a commercial cannabis business Proposed Section 40133 small product packaging Licensee Lookup Tool delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods retailers disposal 2018 proposed changes secondary packaging structure and formation documents Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing protocol entry into the legal, regulated market transportation and security Retailer (nonstorefront) BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together comply with all packaging and labeling requirements inventory and quality control 2018 compliance Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Business Organizational The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2018 updates child-resistant packaging Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control amount of THC content cannabis industries Financial information Operating Procedures licensed physical location (premises) loan provided to a commercial cannabis business evidence of the legal right to occupy the 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License Application Information manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) meat and seafood, and other products Water/Food-grade Dry Ice mandated warning statements licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company MCSB required limits CO2 and ethanol extractions capsules activity for a period of 120 days cultivation highly-concentrated oils or waxes Labor peace agreement definition of owner 2018 problems cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale cannabis training identity of the product final form paper inserted into the packaging state cannabis licensing Personnel Requirements regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturers who package for other producers 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Local Issuing Authority edible products MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH transportation of cannabis goods Seller’s permit number procedures for inventory control licensed cannabis cultivators surety bond Microbusiness Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products basic nutritional information tobacco products sanitary and hazard-free environment carbohydrates and fat per serving ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS at least 20% ownership interest security and cannabis waste disposal product formulation public Licensee Lookup Tool stickers Mycotoxins Testing Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Local Authorization Attachment amount of sodium commercial cannabis products Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) labels not be attractive Live Scans for each owner A-license and an M-license persons 21 years of age or older labeling 2018 recent news and more.

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


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