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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Local Authorization CDPH-issued universal symbol protocol highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin waste disposal manufacturing cannabis products stickers California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products labeling operating premises cannabis industries conducting quality assurance review sales of cannabis goods security and cannabis waste disposal Temporary event up to 4 days Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH commercial cannabis manufacturers cannabis adult-use products sampling standards testing laboratories identity of the product 2020 regulations minimum standards for extraction processes 2020 issues equity interest in a commercial cannabis business immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) The California Department of Public Health's Criminal History The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation finished product ownership premises is not within a Government sugar Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing consumption of alcohol or tobacco child-resistant packaging extracts Premises diagram commercial cannabis manufacturing at least 99% purity ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling Application Checklist Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles security Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Transition Period Physical address 600-foot radius of a school Heavy Metals Testing Foreign Material Testing requiring refrigeration retailers hang tag or a peel-back label manufacturers who package for other producers state cannabis licensing unique ID/batch number shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit no infusion of alcohol contaminants testing methods Business Information diagram of the business’s layout The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) MCSB’s temporary license application sanitary workplaces M-license loop system M-licensees Owner informational panel written procedures for inventory control Distributor Transport Only CDPH-9041 payable to the state of California commercial cannabis products product formulation Carbon Dioxide (CO2) supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products local jurisdiction no infusion of nicotine paper inserted into the packaging disposal and destruction methods Licensee Information cultivation Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Completed Temporary License Application Form transport cannabis goods to retailer no added caffeine supply chain public Licensee Lookup Tool entry into the legal, regulated market destruction of cannabis goods Local Jurisdictions A-licensees Arranging for 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cannabis activity cannabis event organizer license Proposition 65 motor carrier permit Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 product guidelines Water/Food-grade Dry Ice hydrocarbon-based solvents temporary license Retailer (nonstorefront) premises diagram extraction commercial cannabis manufacturing activity scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises supplemental label CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing comply with all packaging and labeling requirements packaging and labeling requirements California Public Records Act Fingerprints Percentage of ownership small product packaging 2020 proposed changes Type S share facility space Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Financial Interest Local Authorization Attachment pre-made or purchased Food-grade Butter/Oil shared-use manufacturing facilities manned motor vehicle transportation of cannabis goods three cannabis licensing authorities 2020 fines Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 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Moisture Content Testing Mechanical licensed cannabis cultivators licensed physical location (premises) medicinal and adult-use markets member manager alcoholic beverages cannabis training infusion manufacturing practices Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods final form Transport vehicles alarm system inventory surety bond licensed cannabis manufacturers exception for testing laboratories aggregate interest of 20% or more testing lab conditional license local jurisdiction authorization Distributor transport 2020 laws Cannabis Manufacturing manufacture cannabis products product as a candy prohibited onsite consumption of cannabis goods sanitary and hazard-free environment Premises Diagram microbusinesses Category II Residual Pesticides Testing certified by a California-licensed engineer 2020 updates activity for a period of 120 days CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licensing cannabis retailers procedures for inventory control distributors carbohydrates and fat per serving exit packaging at least 20% ownership interest manufacturer's name Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) secured area capsules storage of cannabis goods 100 mg of THC per package health impacts of cannabis nonlaboratory quality control local jurisdiction’s requirements some nutritional facts recordkeeping MCSB amount of sodium meat and seafood, and other products testing of cannabis goods Microbusiness Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 operating procedures 2020 resolutions Track and Trace primary panel requirements mandated warning statements 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Seller’s permit number manufacturing convicted of a substantially related crime Proposed Section 40133 licensing cannabis microbusinesses 2020 new laws emergency regulations online licensing system Industrial Hemp Advisory Board access to the area(s) Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California quality control Labor peace agreement medicinal commercial cannabis activity licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories separate applications ingredient list cannabis market CDTFA seller’s permit allergen information Temporary Cannabis Event 120 days Individual Owner Operating Procedures disclosure of all criminal convictions packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls topicals Mycotoxins Testing 2020 compliance Extractions using CO2 transporting cannabis goods A-license Temporary License Application Information license review process workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control contaminant free manufacturing activities financial interest holder Category I Residual Pesticides Testing regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis laboratory quality assurance three state cannabis-licensing authorities transportation Cannabinoids Testing track and trace system Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 health claims Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Local Issuing Authority licensed premises licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 important information Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Business Organizational persons 21 years of age or older remove THC/CBD Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving commercial cannabis manufacturing in California cannabis sales and/or consumption Financial information local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations cannabis waste tinctures Identifying information medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing loan provided to a commercial cannabis business licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises packaging Butane/Hexane/Propane LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS potentially-hazardous foods purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands licensing cannabis distributors period of 120 days edibles packaging opaque Personnel Requirements 2020 problems persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) 600 foot radius of a school structure and formation documents periods of 90 days extensions commercial cannabis activity manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Cultivation less than 10,000 amount of THC content Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensed cannabis distributors basic nutritional information designated structure Live Scans for each owner shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Retailer (Type 10) BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL and more.

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


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