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

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


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