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

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


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