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activity for a period of 120 days Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises primary panel requirements waste management laws commercial cannabis products Heavy Metals Testing workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control structure and formation documents Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods testing of cannabis goods Water/Food-grade Dry Ice persons 21 years of age or older contaminant free Proposed Section 40133 Edibles– Products labels not be attractive manufacturer's name period of 120 days licensed premises Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California secondary packaging Local Jurisdictions medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation California Public Records Act Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) 100 mg of THC per package Temporary License Application inhalable cannabis Microbial 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identity of the product Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing emergency regulations inventory and quality control Distributor transport Transition Period designated structure Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity child-resistant packaging commercial cannabis manufacturing in California extraction hydrocarbon-based solvents motor carrier permit 2021 issues payable to the state of California licensed cannabis distributors final form cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) carbohydrates and fat per serving premises diagram regulatory framework equity interest in a commercial cannabis business requiring refrigeration sales of cannabis goods laboratory quality assurance conducting quality assurance review commercial cannabis manufacturing good manufacturing practices edible products sanitary workplaces medicinal commercial cannabis activity surety bond exception for 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In addition, Mixed-light Tier 1 Immature plant Proposition 65 warning statement Quarantine Small Indoor Dried flower Cannabis product Finished product Cultivation Holding Flowering Infusion Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Department Product Identity Theoretical yield Allergen Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Commercial cannabis activity Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Processing aid Pest Licensee Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Manufacture Indoor cultivation Quality control personnel CBD from industrial hemp Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 MCSB 90-day extension periods Premises Wet weight Nursery Type 11 (Distributor) Quality control operation Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Medium Indoor Microorganisms Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 adulteration Bureau Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Manufacturer licensee Watts per square foot package flower or pre-rolls Medium Outdoor cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Volatile solvent Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) 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) Environmental pathogen Lot Type 10 (Retailer) Specialty Outdoor Mixed-light cultivation Topical cannabis product Raw material CBD Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Specialty Cottage Indoor THC Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Request for Live Scan Pathogen Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 UID Ingredient Net weight Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Distribution Quality Applicant Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Specialty Indoor list of cannabis manufacturers Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Outdoor cultivation Adult-use Market Cultivation site Allergen cross-contact Type 12 (Microbusiness) Serving Mature plant Informational panel Adequate Batch Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Mixed-light Tier 2 Nonvolatile solvent Type P – for packaging and labeling only Sanitize Nonmanufactured cannabis product Labeling Kief Unique identifier Small Outdoor DPH-17-010E Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Actual yield Track-and-trace systems Component Qualified individual cannabis concentrates Monitor Adulterated Process M-license Track and trace system Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Universal symbol Personnel Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Hazard Processing infused pre-rolls alternate use of a manufacturing premises Limited-access area Contact surface Harvest Batch Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 In-process material Edible cannabis product Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Preventive controls Verification products similar to traditional food products prohibited infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Package Type N – for infusions gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Validation Pre-roll Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) track and trace system Extraction THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Canopy Processor Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Primary panel and more.


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