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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding meat and seafood, and other products online licensing system commercial cannabis manufacturing activity conditional license supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products identity of the product required limits stickers child-resistant outer package CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Microbusiness cannabis training three state cannabis-licensing authorities persons 21 years of age or older convicted of a substantially related crime Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act packaging The California Department of Public Health's government warning statement label licensing cannabis microbusinesses Transition Period local jurisdiction’s requirements manufacturers who package for other producers Temporary License Application Information 120 days licensed cannabis manufacturers California Public Records Act payable to the state of California conducting quality assurance review tamper-evident track and trace system period of 120 days Industrial Hemp Advisory Board remove THC/CBD Licensee Information designated structure onsite consumption of cannabis goods secondary package manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) commercial cannabis products sanitary workplaces product as a candy prohibited shipping manifest LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS inhalable cannabis Cannabis Manufacturing distributors CDPH-9041 allergen information three cannabis licensing authorities 2021 regulations A-license loan provided to a commercial cannabis business secured area security and cannabis waste disposal manufacturing Local Authorization Carbon Dioxide (CO2) transport cannabis goods to retailer microbusinesses Butane/Hexane/Propane local jurisdiction authorization retailers edibles packaging opaque Fingerprints cannabis adult-use products CO2 and ethanol extractions Local Jurisdictions Licensee Lookup Tool Temporary event up to 4 days testing methods evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises medicinal commercial cannabis activity Vehicle Requirements Type S share facility space 2021 revisions operating premises Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Track and Trace Premises diagram manufacturing practices contaminant free must enter certain events testing of cannabis goods 600 foot radius of a school manufacturer's name 2021 laws re-sealable equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Temporary License Application waste disposal property for the commercial cannabis activity licensing cannabis retailers at least 20% ownership interest commercial cannabis activity highly-concentrated oils or waxes laboratory quality assurance alcoholic beverages packaging and labeling requirements extraction the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) edible products compliance with local jurisdiction recordkeeping Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing vape cartridges Application Checklist separate applications no infusion of nicotine ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS licensed cannabis distributors no infusion of alcohol exit packaging Identifying information The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) periods of 90 days extensions opaque exit package Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods hang tag or a peel-back label Proposed Section 40133 Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Seller’s permit number Labor peace agreement Physical address 600-foot radius of a school surety bond emergency regulations Owner licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises cannabis cultivation licensing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) disclosure of all criminal convictions potentially-hazardous foods Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 transportation and security ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation carbohydrates and fat per serving onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business definition of owner Moisture Content Testing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) product formulation scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises adult-use commercial cannabis activity Financial Interest cannabis waste temporary license Terpenoids Testing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Ethanol Percentage of ownership manufacturing cannabis products Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Licensees primary panel requirements structure and formation documents 2021 proposed changes manufacture cannabis products Premises Diagram M-license Arranging for laboratory testing delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods A-license and an M-license Operating Procedures workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control commercial kitchens investment into a commercial cannabis business Distributor Transport Only Foreign Material Testing annual license application Personnel Requirements unique ID/batch number quality control certified by a California-licensed engineer Transport vehicles alarm system A-licensees volatile solvent local jurisdiction testing lab Proposition 65 limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Bond and Insurance Information regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California sugar licensing scheme Live Scans for each owner medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing transportation of cannabis goods infusion 2021 resolutions child-resistant packaging Criminal History amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control product guidelines regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates chain of custody Premises Information cannabis sales and/or consumption 2021 updates BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL disposal hydrocarbon-based solvents The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) labeling compliance with regulations cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Temporary Cannabis Event medicinal and adult-use or both markets highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin concentrate state cannabis licensing Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) an officer or director of a cannabis business sanitary and hazard-free environment supply chain aggregate interest of 20% or more loop system M-licensees Extractions using CO2 shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit 2021 new laws valid waiver sales of cannabis goods tinctures 100 mg of THC per package small product packaging Business Information consumption of alcohol or tobacco Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) list of artificial food colorings manufacturing activities licensed cannabis cultivators paper inserted into the packaging medicinal and adult-use markets financial interest holder managing member disposal and destruction methods medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) cannabis cartoons cultivation amount of THC content ownership premises is not within a Government motor carrier permit health impacts of cannabis member manager licensed physical location (premises) Edibles– Products THC levels ingredient list written procedures for inventory control local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Cannabinoids Testing Local Authorization Attachment Individual Owner Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2021 issues 2021 problems minimum standards for extraction processes licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale evidence of rehabilitation protocol Financial information at least 99% purity Mechanical cannabis market public health and safety access to the area(s) Completed Temporary License Application Form waste management laws Distributor transport labels not be attractive commercial cannabis manufacturers comply with all packaging and labeling requirements amount of sodium CDPH-issued universal symbol licensed premises Form # CDPH-9041 operating procedures final form MCSB’s temporary license application California Department of Public Health activity for a period of 120 days license review process mandated warning statements entry into the legal, regulated market topicals Heavy Metals Testing Water/Food-grade Dry Ice sampling standards premises diagram shared-use manufacturing facilities manned motor vehicle Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products finished product Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles requiring refrigeration basic nutritional information Local Issuing Authority Retailer (Type 10) 2021 fines transporting cannabis goods cannabis event organizer license medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together storage of cannabis goods secondary packaging commercial cannabis manufacturing CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing 2021 compliance Retailer (nonstorefront) dried flower shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) tobacco products inventory Mycotoxins Testing limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package capsules 2021 recent news pre-made or purchased security Bond in the amount of $5,000 immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery cannabis industries transportation Cultivation less than 10,000 purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands 2021 important information good manufacturing practices licensing cannabis distributors procedures for inventory control destruction of cannabis goods inventory and quality control A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Food-grade Butter/Oil regulatory framework some nutritional facts health claims supplemental label contaminants Manufacturing (non-volatile) commercial cannabis manufacturing in California CDTFA seller’s permit cannabis plants exception for testing laboratories 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market no added caffeine informational panel diagram of the business’s layout MCSB Business Organizational extracts public Licensee Lookup Tool Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division nonlaboratory quality control packaging and labeling testing laboratories and more.

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


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