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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Foreign Material Testing Proposition 65 transport cannabis goods to retailer Licensee Information no infusion of nicotine CDTFA seller’s permit cannabis event organizer license secured area must enter certain events Food-grade Butter/Oil sanitary workplaces local jurisdiction authorization unique ID/batch number good manufacturing practices designated structure cannabis cartoons equity interest in a commercial cannabis business at least 20% ownership interest manufacturer's name Live Scans for each owner 2021 problems Retailer (Type 10) dried flower 120 days mandated warning statements no added caffeine supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Temporary License Application licensed cannabis cultivators opaque exit package commercial cannabis manufacturing meat and seafood, and other products A-license Business Organizational ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS destruction of cannabis goods loop system Distributor Transport Only MCSB CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Butane/Hexane/Propane cannabis sales and/or consumption delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Fingerprints CDPH-9041 onsite consumption of cannabis goods cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Personnel Requirements hang tag or a peel-back label Financial information Track and Trace operating premises annual license application testing lab alcoholic beverages manufacturing shipping manifest evidence of rehabilitation cultivation informational panel extraction Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products conditional license Temporary Cannabis Event scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Vehicle Requirements commercial cannabis products protocol health claims procedures for inventory control re-sealable supply chain certified by a California-licensed engineer sanitary and hazard-free environment tobacco products purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods infusion quality control A-license and an M-license Application Checklist testing methods licensed premises Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control product as a candy prohibited required limits Cannabinoids Testing Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) track and trace system packaging cannabis market waste disposal M-license online licensing system cannabis waste paper inserted into the packaging child-resistant outer package written procedures for inventory control extracts tamper-evident Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing The California Department of Public Health's inhalable cannabis transportation disclosure of all criminal convictions microbusinesses investment into a commercial cannabis business Local Jurisdictions local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations 2021 issues 2021 revisions surety bond CO2 and ethanol extractions immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery cannabis training member manager Premises Information 2021 recent news cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Local Issuing Authority Microbusiness finished product volatile solvent basic nutritional information 2021 regulations consumption of alcohol or tobacco medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together A-licensees Local Authorization access to the area(s) Financial Interest tinctures chain of custody licensed physical location (premises) MCSB’s temporary license application 2021 laws Moisture Content Testing Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company 2021 proposed changes Transition Period nonlaboratory quality control public health and safety diagram of the business’s layout amount of sodium Mycotoxins Testing licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers aggregate interest of 20% or more requiring refrigeration Transport vehicles alarm system topicals remove THC/CBD identity of the product pre-made or purchased product formulation Industrial Hemp Advisory Board labeling Type S share facility space Mechanical Bond in the amount of $5,000 edible products conducting quality assurance review cannabis industries child-resistant packaging Cultivation less than 10,000 600 foot radius of a school regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis 2021 new laws small product packaging medicinal commercial cannabis activity Licensees Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch payable to the state of California at least 99% purity LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Bond and Insurance Information Category I Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis plants security and cannabis waste disposal Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Temporary event up to 4 days Manufacturing (non-volatile) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) government warning statement label emergency regulations California Department of Public Health 2021 resolutions Premises diagram health impacts of cannabis waste management laws amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package 2021 compliance Ethanol Terpenoids Testing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensing scheme recordkeeping Temporary License Application Information temporary license exit packaging highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin commercial cannabis manufacturing in California inventory CDPH-issued universal symbol product guidelines manufacturing practices packaging and labeling requirements limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Completed Temporary License Application Form periods of 90 days extensions transporting cannabis goods California Public Records Act state cannabis licensing testing of cannabis goods Heavy Metals Testing allergen information loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises entry into the legal, regulated market exception for testing laboratories Cannabis Manufacturing public Licensee Lookup Tool Physical address convicted of a substantially related crime commercial cannabis activity Carbon Dioxide (CO2) list of artificial food colorings minimum standards for extraction processes ingredient list capsules CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL contaminant free contaminants Individual Owner property for the commercial cannabis activity structure and formation documents Proposed Section 40133 100 mg of THC per package license review process amount of THC content Retailer (nonstorefront) activity for a period of 120 days supplemental label Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division commercial cannabis manufacturers BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL comply with all packaging and labeling requirements licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories security Category II Residual Pesticides Testing hydrocarbon-based solvents Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Premises Diagram Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use or both markets regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Operating Procedures Local Authorization Attachment Arranging for laboratory testing sales of cannabis goods ownership premises is not within a Government shared-use manufacturing facilities Owner Criminal History retailers transportation and security cannabis cultivation licensing 2021 updates regulatory framework valid waiver Percentage of ownership motor carrier permit manufacturing cannabis products THC levels highly-concentrated oils or waxes Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) three cannabis 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SAFETY BRANCH three state cannabis-licensing authorities an officer or director of a cannabis business packaging and labeling distributors manned motor vehicle no infusion of alcohol Edibles– Products disposal and destruction methods stickers Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) carbohydrates and fat per serving financial interest holder separate applications manufacturing activities 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market sugar testing laboratories Identifying information edibles packaging opaque Form # CDPH-9041 operating procedures Seller’s permit number the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) secondary packaging Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 2021 fines Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates medicinal and adult-use markets manufacture cannabis products some nutritional facts laboratory quality assurance managing member medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing workshops hosted by the Bureau 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In addition, Extraction Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Edible cannabis product Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Package Qualified individual Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Allergen cross-contact Department Mixed-light cultivation Medium Outdoor Ingredient infused butters and oils as concentrates In-process material Nursery Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Quality control operation Premises Specialty Cottage Indoor Commercial cannabis activity Environmental pathogen Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Preventive controls Bureau Request for Live Scan Net weight Proposition 65 warning statement THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Dried flower Small Outdoor Harvest Batch Processing Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 THC Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Specialty Cottage Outdoor Cultivation site M-license Immature plant cannabis concentrates Quarantine Component alternate use of a manufacturing premises Labeling Finished product UID Adequate Applicant Type 10 (Retailer) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Adulterated Quality list of cannabis manufacturers Monitor Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Processor Adult-use Market Mature plant Raw material Small Indoor Cannabis product Type 12 (Microbusiness) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Volatile solvent Unique identifier Hazard Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Pest 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) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Pre-roll Serving Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Allergen Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Universal symbol Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Topical cannabis product Informational panel CBD from industrial hemp Indoor cultivation Validation Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Holding Manufacture Track and trace system Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Quality control personnel Wet weight Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Distribution Actual yield Sanitize Pathogen Canopy Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) DPH-17-010E Watts per square foot Medium Indoor Batch Microorganisms Nonvolatile solvent Outdoor cultivation package flower or pre-rolls Flowering Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Contact surface Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Process Verification Personnel Specialty Outdoor Nonmanufactured cannabis product Lot Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Product Identity adulteration Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Infusion Type P Packaging & Labeling Only MCSB 90-day extension periods Mixed-light Tier 2 Licensee Cultivation Type N – for infusions Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) CBD Limited-access area Kief Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Track-and-trace systems products similar to traditional food products prohibited Primary panel Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) track and trace system Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Manufacturer licensee Theoretical yield Specialty Indoor Type 11 (Distributor) Processing aid Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 infused pre-rolls and more.


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