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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding packaging and labeling cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 at least 20% ownership interest Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act track and trace system BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2021 fines allergen information Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Local Jurisdictions Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package extraction persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business manufacturing cannabis products Cannabinoids Testing periods of 90 days extensions remove THC/CBD 2021 proposed changes cannabis market Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Financial information Standard Operating 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In addition, Process gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Premises Pre-roll Licensee Department Actual yield Lot Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 11 (Distributor) Allergen Informational panel Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Nursery Quality control operation cannabis concentrates Specialty Outdoor Pest Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Bureau Manufacture Processing Request for Live Scan Type 10 (Retailer) Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Volatile solvent Type N – for infusions Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 infused pre-rolls package flower or pre-rolls Pathogen Track and trace system Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Small Outdoor Preventive controls Topical cannabis product CBD Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Validation Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Qualified individual Medium Indoor Product Identity Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Universal symbol Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Mixed-light cultivation UID track and trace system Quarantine Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Immature plant Medium Outdoor Mature plant Hazard Monitor Quality Extraction Component Primary panel Manufacturer licensee Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Cultivation Outdoor cultivation Cultivation site Proposition 65 warning statement Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Edible cannabis product Theoretical yield In-process material Wet weight Adulterated THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Sanitize Specialty Cottage Outdoor Raw material Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Processing aid Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Microorganisms Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) infused butters and oils as concentrates Distribution DPH-17-010E Allergen cross-contact Indoor cultivation Mixed-light Tier 2 Contact surface Package Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Unique identifier Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Batch Finished product Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Kief Net weight products similar to traditional food products prohibited Quality control personnel CBD from industrial hemp Track-and-trace systems Adult-use Market Environmental pathogen Adequate Commercial cannabis activity list of cannabis manufacturers Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) THC Infusion Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Limited-access area M-license MCSB 90-day extension periods Canopy Applicant Watts per square foot Type 12 (Microbusiness) Mixed-light Tier 1 Dried flower Ingredient Holding 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) Verification Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 alternate use of a manufacturing premises Processor Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Cannabis product Harvest Batch Small Indoor adulteration Specialty Indoor Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Flowering Labeling Serving Nonvolatile solvent Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Personnel and more.


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