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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding regulatory framework Premises Information Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates microbusinesses edible products child-resistant packaging Cannabis Manufacturing The California Department of Public Health's tobacco products at least 20% ownership interest Operating Procedures sampling standards convicted of a substantially related crime Local Authorization protocol ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market loop system licensed physical location (premises) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) disclosure of all criminal convictions online licensing system highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin manufacturer's name premises diagram no added caffeine Temporary event up to 4 days local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations THC levels supply chain 2020 recent news required limits supplemental label payable to the state of California surety bond licensing cannabis retailers Local Issuing Authority Proposed Section 40133 nonlaboratory quality control compliance with regulations entry into the legal, regulated market 2020 revisions pre-made or purchased Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing stickers capsules health impacts of cannabis extraction Temporary Cannabis Event licensing cannabis distributors storage of cannabis goods property for the commercial cannabis activity cannabis waste exit packaging exception for testing laboratories 120 days Local Authorization Attachment Mechanical quality control California Department of Public Health (CDPH) security and cannabis waste disposal commercial cannabis products A-license and an M-license MCSB Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) health claims laboratory quality assurance Terpenoids Testing cannabis industries shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Distributor Transport Only Bond in the amount of $5,000 Distributor transport an officer or director of a cannabis business cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) A-license Bond and Insurance Information sales of cannabis goods Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 good manufacturing practices Form # CDPH-9041 CDTFA seller’s permit government warning statement label Proposition 65 infusion Premises Diagram periods of 90 days extensions operating procedures cultivation MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH investment into a commercial cannabis business waste management laws meat and seafood, and other products secondary package public Licensee Lookup Tool ingredient list persons 21 years of age or older inhalable cannabis Financial Interest commercial kitchens annual license application destruction of cannabis goods California Public Records Act local jurisdiction equity interest in a commercial cannabis business cannabis cartoons commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 regulations Food-grade Butter/Oil medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity definition of owner no infusion of nicotine Percentage of ownership Live Scans for each owner Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Track and Trace labeling structure and formation documents Retailer (Type 10) sanitary and hazard-free environment period of 120 days 2020 compliance Licensee Lookup Tool carbohydrates and fat per serving Financial information distributors regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California some nutritional facts manufacturing practices highly-concentrated oils or waxes secured area LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS disposal Temporary License Application Retailer (nonstorefront) disposal and destruction methods Heavy Metals Testing Edibles– Products amount of THC content onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods certified by a California-licensed engineer commercial cannabis manufacturing loan provided to a commercial cannabis business labels not be attractive Criminal History Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 2020 updates remove THC/CBD extracts must enter certain events evidence of rehabilitation manufacturing finished product Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) transportation of cannabis goods amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package product as a candy prohibited commercial cannabis manufacturing activity local jurisdiction authorization operating premises topicals Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 testing of cannabis goods CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division packaging and labeling motor carrier permit transport cannabis goods to retailer Mycotoxins Testing 2020 resolutions Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles opaque exit package Completed Temporary License Application Form Personnel Requirements three cannabis licensing authorities licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises separate applications CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity medicinal commercial cannabis activity 2020 issues re-sealable manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) MCSB’s temporary license application contaminants managing member secondary packaging product formulation CDPH-issued universal symbol vape cartridges basic nutritional information diagram of the business’s layout 600-foot radius of a school license review process procedures for inventory control inventory Butane/Hexane/Propane Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business access to the area(s) California Department of Public Health Category I Residual Pesticides Testing 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activity final form transportation designated structure BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 100 mg of THC per package 2020 problems Moisture Content Testing testing laboratories aggregate interest of 20% or more Extractions using CO2 inventory and quality control list of artificial food colorings commercial cannabis manufacturing in California conditional license 2020 proposed changes licensing scheme packaging manufacturing activities 2020 new laws Licensee Information 600 foot radius of a school cannabis adult-use products cannabis market hang tag or a peel-back label Licensees workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Labor peace agreement ownership premises is not within a Government Business Organizational Premises diagram M-license Manufacturing (non-volatile) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale retailers unique ID/batch number Cannabinoids Testing Temporary License Application Information edibles packaging opaque potentially-hazardous foods Fingerprints CDPH-9041 track and trace system Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control commercial cannabis activity evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises informational panel licensed cannabis distributors three state cannabis-licensing authorities Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 security CO2 and ethanol extractions testing lab Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act licensing cannabis microbusinesses valid waiver licensed cannabis manufacturers small product packaging Arranging for laboratory testing supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products 2020 laws sugar chain of custody dried flower Type S share facility space shipping manifest delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Foreign Material Testing no infusion of alcohol Transition Period mandated warning statements Identifying information requiring refrigeration onsite consumption of cannabis goods 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In addition, Raw material Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Immature plant DPH-17-010E Adequate Specialty Cottage Outdoor Quality control personnel track and trace system Quarantine Contact surface Licensee Hazard Premises Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 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) Batch Mixed-light cultivation Component Environmental pathogen Indoor cultivation alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Track and trace system Microorganisms Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Department Validation UID Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Topical cannabis product MCSB 90-day extension periods Wet weight Type 12 (Microbusiness) Manufacture Small Indoor Outdoor cultivation Unique identifier Infusion Allergen Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Nursery Limited-access area Nonmanufactured cannabis product Holding Manufacturer licensee Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Personnel Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Cultivation Universal symbol In-process material Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Labeling Processing products similar to traditional food products prohibited Net weight infused butters and oils as concentrates Informational panel Adult-use Market Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type N – for infusions Watts per square foot Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Cultivation site Commercial cannabis activity Sanitize Processing aid Volatile solvent Ingredient Serving package flower or pre-rolls Canopy Track-and-trace systems Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Request for Live Scan Package Specialty Indoor Edible cannabis product Distribution Mixed-light Tier 1 cannabis concentrates Specialty Outdoor Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Qualified individual Medium Outdoor Process gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Adulterated Actual yield Dried flower Mixed-light Tier 2 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Kief Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Lot cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Bureau Processor Primary panel Quality M-license Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Cannabis product Type P – for packaging and labeling only adulteration Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Small Outdoor Finished product Pre-roll Extraction Medium Indoor Type 11 (Distributor) Harvest Batch Pest Specialty Cottage Indoor Verification CBD infused pre-rolls Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock list of cannabis manufacturers Mature plant THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Proposition 65 warning statement Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Preventive controls Quality control operation Pathogen Applicant Type 10 (Retailer) THC Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Flowering Nonvolatile solvent Monitor Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Theoretical yield Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Product Identity Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Allergen cross-contact CBD from industrial hemp Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) and more.


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