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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package cannabis adult-use products at least 99% purity quality control disposal tinctures sanitary and hazard-free environment laboratory quality assurance Transition Period Vehicle Requirements M-licensees manufacturers who package for other producers Edibles– Products 2019 compliance Transport vehicles alarm system Category I Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis waste security sugar Temporary Cannabis Event shared-use manufacturing facilities onsite consumption of cannabis goods certified by a California-licensed engineer commercial cannabis manufacturing activity allergen information Local Authorization Attachment topicals recordkeeping 600-foot radius of a school Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) local jurisdiction authorization Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control CDTFA seller’s permit motor carrier permit Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) cannabis event organizer license MCSB convicted of a substantially related crime opaque exit package pre-made or purchased Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch manufacturing activities transporting cannabis goods packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls capsules edible products Butane/Hexane/Propane Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods licensing scheme MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH packaging and labeling highly-concentrated oils or waxes required limits regulatory framework cannabis training contaminants Temporary License Application Information 2019 fines separate applications Licensees sampling standards The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Premises Information Track and Trace premises diagram emergency regulations tobacco products microbusinesses Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products licensed physical location (premises) Proposed Section 40133 cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) volatile solvent Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Business Organizational Licensee Information Temporary License Application manufacturing cannabis products Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates informational panel supplemental label commercial cannabis products Personnel Requirements Microbusiness identity of the product The California Department of Public Health's Completed Temporary License Application Form compliance with regulations Heavy Metals Testing local jurisdiction’s requirements Cannabis Manufacturing Local Issuing Authority cannabis industries hydrocarbon-based solvents purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Water/Food-grade Dry Ice shipping manifest cannabis market cannabis plants Distributor Transport Only temporary license waste management laws persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery medicinal and adult-use or both markets annual license application health impacts of cannabis investment into a commercial cannabis business Carbon Dioxide (CO2) packaging and labeling requirements 2019 revisions Bond and Insurance Information medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together exception for testing laboratories Foreign Material Testing product guidelines Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) 2019 resolutions Extractions using CO2 meat and seafood, and other products 2019 recent news evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises CO2 and ethanol extractions highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin managing member track and trace system 600 foot radius of a school Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division security and cannabis waste disposal evidence of rehabilitation ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS CDPH-issued universal symbol California Department of Public Health (CDPH) secondary packaging Operating Procedures Premises Diagram amount of THC content vape cartridges Cultivation less than 10,000 A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package some nutritional facts Distributor transport manufacturing cultivation inventory cannabis sales and/or consumption transport cannabis goods to retailer The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Business Information 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market contaminant free Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch extraction infusion surety bond secondary package Form # CDPH-9041 retailers re-sealable packaging supply chain Owner payable to the state of California concentrate medicinal and adult-use markets at least 20% ownership interest 2019 regulations comply with all packaging and labeling requirements manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations edibles packaging opaque transportation 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persons 21 years of age or older hang tag or a peel-back label no infusion of alcohol no added caffeine manned motor vehicle cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) inhalable cannabis state cannabis licensing dried flower diagram of the business’s layout Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) an officer or director of a cannabis business medicinal commercial cannabis activity commercial cannabis activity 100 mg of THC per package small product packaging workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control minimum standards for extraction processes entry into the legal, regulated market 2019 new laws Physical address testing laboratories inventory and quality control A-license testing of cannabis goods valid waiver ownership premises is not within a 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In addition, Verification Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Quality control personnel Proposition 65 warning statement Adult-use Market Manufacturer licensee Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) M-license Component gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Distribution THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package 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) Primary panel Type 10 (Retailer) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Mature plant Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Infusion Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Limited-access area UID Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Validation Mixed-light cultivation Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Allergen cross-contact Lot package flower or pre-rolls Quality control operation Processing Net weight Type N – for infusions Serving alternate use of a manufacturing premises Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Holding Package Licensee Type 11 (Distributor) Actual yield Department cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Specialty Cottage Indoor infused butters and oils as concentrates Edible cannabis product Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Bureau Small Indoor Commercial cannabis activity Type 12 (Microbusiness) Informational panel Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 infused pre-rolls Track-and-trace systems Outdoor cultivation Indoor cultivation Premises Canopy Preventive controls Small Outdoor Flowering Cultivation Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Processing aid Extraction Harvest Batch Labeling Immature plant Processor Medium Indoor Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Wet weight Monitor Track and trace system MCSB 90-day extension periods Environmental pathogen Request for Live Scan Specialty Outdoor CBD from industrial hemp Qualified individual Quarantine Adequate THC adulteration Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Kief Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Universal symbol Personnel Process Adulterated Pest Type P – for packaging and labeling only Quality Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Applicant Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Watts per square foot Ingredient Allergen Batch Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 products similar to traditional food products prohibited Mixed-light Tier 2 Pre-roll Medium Outdoor CBD Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Hazard Type P Packaging & Labeling Only DPH-17-010E Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Nonvolatile solvent Volatile solvent Cultivation site Manufacture Microorganisms track and trace system Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Theoretical yield Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) list of cannabis manufacturers Nonmanufactured cannabis product Product Identity Specialty Cottage Outdoor Sanitize In-process material Contact surface Raw material Unique identifier Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Pathogen Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Cannabis product Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Finished product Topical cannabis product Dried flower cannabis concentrates Nursery Specialty Indoor Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) and more.


Last updated on September 17, 2019



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