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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding commercial cannabis manufacturing activity cultivation commercial cannabis manufacturers packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Percentage of ownership product guidelines labeling laboratory quality assurance CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 comply with all packaging and labeling requirements re-sealable track and trace system licensed cannabis cultivators secured area storage of cannabis goods ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit quality control paper inserted into the packaging A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Personnel Requirements topicals dried flower disposal and destruction methods contaminants certified by a California-licensed engineer ingredient list Manufacturing (non-volatile) testing laboratories 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Business Organizational 2018 revisions Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) vape cartridges 2018 compliance manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) tobacco products California Department of Public Health (CDPH) shared-use manufacturing facilities loan provided to a commercial cannabis business pre-made or purchased written procedures for inventory control licensed premises 2018 important information 2018 fines BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Labor peace agreement edible products 2018 laws alcoholic beverages Butane/Hexane/Propane onsite consumption of cannabis goods California Public Records Act Cannabinoids Testing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises financial interest holder required limits Local Authorization operating procedures cannabis training highly-concentrated oils or waxes medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity supply chain meat and seafood, and other products commercial cannabis products limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) A-license and an M-license purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands 2018 new laws The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Transport vehicles alarm system Local Jurisdictions hang tag or a peel-back label opaque exit package cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale temporary license Application Checklist child-resistant packaging 2018 recent news cannabis cultivation licensing stickers finished product sanitary and hazard-free environment cannabis adult-use products Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Category I Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis event organizer license sales of cannabis goods capsules license review process licensing cannabis microbusinesses Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods 2018 issues must enter certain events Operating Procedures good manufacturing practices Mechanical The California Department of Public Health's manufacturing activities waste disposal secondary packaging three cannabis licensing authorities unique ID/batch number Form # CDPH-9041 extraction period of 120 days Individual Owner 2018 proposed changes Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control 2018 updates Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) tinctures requiring refrigeration Retailer (Type 10) some nutritional facts medicinal and adult-use or both markets entry into the legal, regulated market state cannabis licensing cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) list of artificial food colorings Bond in the amount of $5,000 sanitary workplaces Premises Information labels not be attractive infusion waste management laws licensing cannabis distributors Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) premises diagram CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL A-licensees Edibles– 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state of California packaging and labeling requirements Transition Period Terpenoids Testing Criminal History evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act MCSB distributors retailers sugar MCSB’s temporary license application Temporary License Application manufacturer's name Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch testing lab microbusinesses local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations concentrate Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Type S share facility space medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together CDPH-issued universal symbol highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin compliance with regulations Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Local Authorization Attachment Foreign Material Testing 2018 resolutions Retailer (nonstorefront) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Completed Temporary License Application Form exit packaging operating premises Distributor Transport Only contaminant free conditional license diagram of the business’s layout commercial cannabis activity disclosure of all criminal convictions tamper-evident immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery structure and formation documents Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods 100 mg of THC per package amount of sodium procedures for inventory control hydrocarbon-based solvents equity interest in a commercial cannabis business 600 foot radius of a school California Department of Public Health small product packaging Bond and Insurance Information at least 99% purity Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control commercial cannabis manufacturing in California manufacture cannabis products Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) product formulation inhalable cannabis Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) identity of the product designated structure security and cannabis waste disposal three state cannabis-licensing authorities MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Temporary License Application Information access to the area(s) testing of cannabis goods Physical address annual license application CDPH-9041 volatile solvent licensing cannabis retailers separate applications aggregate interest of 20% or more no infusion of nicotine child-resistant outer package 600-foot radius of a school Ethanol medicinal and adult-use markets amount of THC content CDTFA seller’s permit A-license recordkeeping shipping manifest inventory security allergen information consumption of alcohol or tobacco Microbusiness commercial cannabis manufacturing Proposed Section 40133 transportation and security manufacturing periods of 90 days extensions packaging Premises Diagram edibles packaging opaque THC levels motor carrier permit medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Water/Food-grade Dry Ice the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods no added caffeine Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division transportation of cannabis goods potentially-hazardous foods commercial kitchens ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation health impacts of cannabis local jurisdiction authorization transport cannabis goods to retailer cannabis plants Licensee Lookup Tool protocol transporting cannabis goods 120 days Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Industrial Hemp Advisory Board licensed cannabis distributors Arranging for laboratory testing Fingerprints regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California CO2 and ethanol extractions Temporary event up to 4 days disposal Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch member manager compliance with local jurisdiction Extractions using CO2 manufacturing practices informational panel Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Distributor transport Identifying information persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Carbon Dioxide (CO2) local jurisdiction manned motor vehicle definition of owner Financial Interest Business Information evidence of rehabilitation cannabis industries Cultivation less than 10,000 government warning statement label Premises diagram licensing scheme The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) valid waiver remove THC/CBD Live Scans for each owner conducting quality assurance review an officer or director of a cannabis business regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis mandated warning statements nonlaboratory quality control cannabis cartoons adult-use commercial cannabis activity activity for a period of 120 days secondary package and more.

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


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