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manufacturing in California Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Temporary Cannabis Event licensed cannabis cultivators product formulation re-sealable contaminant free 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Cannabis Manufacturing CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Manufacturing (non-volatile) Local Authorization Attachment unique ID/batch number period of 120 days regulatory framework the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) product guidelines manufacturing cannabis products LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS protocol chain of custody Temporary event up to 4 days surety bond consumption of alcohol or tobacco state cannabis licensing amount of sodium waste management laws at least 20% ownership interest highly-concentrated oils or waxes destruction of cannabis goods cultivation primary panel requirements operating procedures manufacturing activities supply chain meat and seafood, and other products cannabis cartoons 2020 new laws definition of owner 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In addition, Type N – for infusions Harvest Batch infused butters and oils as concentrates Watts per square foot Small Indoor Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Environmental pathogen Adulterated Universal symbol alternate use of a manufacturing premises Net weight Process Medium Outdoor Topical cannabis product Cultivation Package In-process material Premises Department CBD Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Specialty Outdoor Contact surface Mature plant Bureau Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Specialty Cottage Indoor Product Identity 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) Adult-use Market Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 list of cannabis manufacturers Track and trace system cannabis concentrates Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) MCSB 90-day extension periods Finished product products similar to traditional food products prohibited Small Outdoor Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Wet weight Mixed-light cultivation Immature plant Outdoor cultivation Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Hazard Adequate Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) CBD from industrial hemp Manufacture Validation Pathogen Specialty Indoor Proposition 65 warning statement Theoretical yield Infusion Allergen cross-contact Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Serving Limited-access area Personnel Type 10 (Retailer) Volatile solvent infused pre-rolls Licensee Pest Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Manufacturer licensee Component Unique identifier Pre-roll Actual yield Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Cannabis product Sanitize Type 11 (Distributor) UID Type 12 (Microbusiness) Nursery Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Cultivation site Quality control operation Quality control personnel Monitor package flower or pre-rolls Dried flower Processor Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Processing aid Informational panel gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Primary panel Kief Microorganisms Mixed-light Tier 2 Quality Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Distribution Verification Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Processing Holding Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 adulteration M-license Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Ingredient Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Indoor cultivation Raw material Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Applicant Labeling Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Qualified individual THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Lot Preventive controls Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Canopy Specialty Cottage Outdoor cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Request for Live Scan Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Edible cannabis product Allergen Commercial cannabis activity Batch Extraction Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 THC Mixed-light Tier 1 DPH-17-010E Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Track-and-trace systems Flowering Type P – for packaging and labeling only Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Quarantine Medium Indoor track and trace system Nonvolatile solvent and more.


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