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

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


Last updated on October 18, 2019



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