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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Proposed Section 40133 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) temporary license product guidelines operating procedures consumption of alcohol or tobacco Local Authorization Attachment licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers comply with all packaging and labeling requirements surety bond California Department of Public Health at least 20% ownership interest shipping manifest Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products commercial cannabis manufacturing activity licensing cannabis distributors local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Licensee Information CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL A-license delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods MCSB’s temporary license application Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) commercial kitchens must enter certain events 2021 important information periods of 90 days extensions 600-foot radius of a school California Department of Public Health (CDPH) MCSB Individual Owner Edibles– Products A-license and an M-license hang tag or a peel-back label BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Track and Trace annual license application The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) structure and formation documents 100 mg of THC per package an officer or director of a cannabis business quality control labeling medicinal commercial cannabis activity Financial Interest CO2 and ethanol extractions contaminant free allergen information Extractions using CO2 track and trace system compliance with regulations paper inserted into the packaging Operating Procedures Business Organizational product as a candy prohibited regulatory framework cultivation property for the commercial cannabis activity license review process evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises cannabis cultivation licensing evidence of rehabilitation Distributor Transport Only amount of sodium premises diagram Microbusiness Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Labor peace agreement entry into the legal, regulated market informational panel Business Information remove THC/CBD supplemental label health claims 2021 compliance manufacturer's name scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Premises Diagram Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Licensees child-resistant packaging disposal and destruction methods diagram of the business’s layout Food-grade Butter/Oil sanitary workplaces licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises amount of THC content medicinal and adult-use markets extracts commercial cannabis products 2021 regulations adult-use commercial cannabis activity Financial information 2021 laws Local Issuing Authority destruction of cannabis goods re-sealable persons 21 years of age or older separate applications loop system licensing scheme packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery government warning statement label licensed cannabis manufacturers concentrate 2021 fines Local Authorization recordkeeping disclosure of all criminal convictions local jurisdiction authorization sampling standards tamper-evident Form # CDPH-9041 commercial cannabis manufacturing 2021 recent news Premises Information highly-concentrated oils or waxes Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Temporary License Application Foreign Material Testing Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch emergency regulations Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing payable to the state of California manned motor vehicle required limits Identifying information Butane/Hexane/Propane Ethanol secured area loan provided to a commercial cannabis business basic nutritional information onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Retailer (nonstorefront) microbusinesses period of 120 days M-license three cannabis licensing authorities cannabis industries licensing cannabis retailers packaging and labeling operating premises meat and seafood, and other products CDPH-9041 The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) written procedures for inventory control Temporary License Application Information CDTFA seller’s permit workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control identity of the product waste disposal Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) cannabis event organizer license Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing CDPH-issued universal symbol Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) licensed premises tinctures Fingerprints 600 foot radius of a school convicted of a substantially related crime Industrial Hemp Advisory Board disposal Cannabis Manufacturing procedures for inventory control onsite consumption of cannabis goods cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale nonlaboratory quality control Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 2021 proposed changes 2021 updates Cultivation less than 10,000 sugar managing member Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California at least 99% purity MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH unique ID/batch number Distributor transport requiring refrigeration no infusion of alcohol local jurisdiction list of artificial food colorings shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit 2021 new laws storage of cannabis goods finished product manufacturing cannabis products Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) manufacture cannabis products designated structure Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) definition of owner the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) carbohydrates and fat per serving sanitary and hazard-free environment product formulation investment into a commercial cannabis business Premises diagram Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) activity for a period of 120 days volatile solvent cannabis adult-use products exit packaging edibles packaging opaque retailers Local Jurisdictions chain of custody security licensed cannabis cultivators Arranging for laboratory testing Category I Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis waste 2021 resolutions labels not be attractive online licensing system Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division cannabis sales and/or consumption health impacts of cannabis Manufacturing (non-volatile) protocol 2021 revisions Percentage of ownership conducting quality assurance review testing lab CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing manufacturing infusion transportation of cannabis goods licensed cannabis distributors Heavy Metals Testing some nutritional facts transportation Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) ownership premises is not within a Government child-resistant outer package vape cartridges member manager supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods packaging and labeling requirements small product packaging no added caffeine cannabis plants commercial cannabis manufacturers inventory and quality control ingredient list manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Personnel Requirements 2021 issues cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) inhalable cannabis conditional license commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Bond in the amount of $5,000 M-licensees highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin hydrocarbon-based solvents Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Transport vehicles alarm system secondary packaging laboratory quality assurance public Licensee Lookup Tool state cannabis licensing Mycotoxins Testing regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis packaging tobacco products good manufacturing practices extraction licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories final form minimum standards for extraction processes Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Water/Food-grade Dry Ice cannabis cartoons security and cannabis waste disposal commercial cannabis activity financial interest holder ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Owner aggregate interest of 20% or more Application Checklist 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market valid waiver Seller’s permit number A-licensees licensed physical location (premises) Completed Temporary License Application Form Type S share facility space testing methods persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Licensee Lookup Tool opaque exit package supply chain The California Department of Public Health's public health and safety testing laboratories Temporary Cannabis Event topicals medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together cannabis market distributors Terpenoids Testing waste management laws Temporary event up to 4 days Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package 2021 problems transport cannabis goods to retailer Bond and Insurance Information alcoholic beverages Live Scans for each owner medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity 120 days exception for testing laboratories manufacturing activities mandated warning statements shared-use manufacturing facilities secondary package Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Cannabinoids Testing amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package licensing cannabis microbusinesses access to the area(s) A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Criminal History manufacturing practices cannabis training Transition Period edible products Retailer (Type 10) motor carrier permit stickers Proposition 65 capsules Mechanical transporting cannabis goods pre-made or purchased purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Vehicle Requirements sales of cannabis goods three state cannabis-licensing authorities limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Physical address no infusion of nicotine medicinal and adult-use or both markets testing of cannabis goods primary panel requirements contaminants Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) transportation and security Moisture Content Testing manufacturers who package for other producers inventory California Public Records Act compliance with local jurisdiction dried flower equity interest in a commercial cannabis business THC levels local jurisdiction’s requirements potentially-hazardous foods ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing certified by a California-licensed engineer and more.

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


Last updated on January 12, 2021



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