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Requirements local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations online licensing system cannabis industries Premises diagram primary panel requirements annual license application CDTFA seller’s permit Personnel Requirements cannabis sales and/or consumption unique ID/batch number supplemental label quality control Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Cultivation less than 10,000 sampling standards storage of cannabis goods Microbusiness alcoholic beverages entry into the legal, regulated market transportation Mycotoxins Testing dried flower government warning statement label Criminal History regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products period of 120 days packaging purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Local Authorization Attachment A-licensees 2022 new laws 2022 proposed changes no added caffeine evidence of rehabilitation medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing THC levels Industrial Hemp Advisory Board surety bond pre-made or purchased shared-use manufacturing facilities shipping manifest distributors secondary package Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Labor peace agreement operating premises cannabis waste Proposition 65 Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing contaminant free Bond in the amount of $5,000 basic nutritional information Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Local Authorization transportation of cannabis goods The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) licensed cannabis manufacturers separate applications consumption of alcohol or tobacco Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) certified by a California-licensed engineer compliance with local jurisdiction ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation temporary license Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Local Issuing Authority loop system investment into a commercial cannabis business Financial Interest commercial kitchens shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Water/Food-grade Dry Ice licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers extraction amount of sodium Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Moisture Content Testing 2022 regulations disposal and destruction methods Edibles– Products public health and safety Physical address small product packaging Form # CDPH-9041 hydrocarbon-based solvents Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) security and cannabis waste disposal Licensees immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery 600 foot radius of a school testing laboratories Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) capsules emergency regulations 2022 recent news A-license disclosure of all criminal convictions CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing an officer or director of a cannabis business sugar transport cannabis goods to retailer protocol sanitary workplaces child-resistant outer package Food-grade Butter/Oil mandated warning statements sanitary and hazard-free environment Terpenoids Testing cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) health impacts of cannabis workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises CO2 and ethanol extractions Local Jurisdictions CDPH-9041 licensing cannabis distributors product as a candy prohibited license review process local jurisdiction’s requirements commercial cannabis manufacturing Temporary License Application labels not be attractive California Department of Public Health (CDPH) limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package structure and formation documents loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Track and Trace informational panel A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity conditional license Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division exception for testing laboratories Butane/Hexane/Propane infusion no infusion of alcohol limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving microbusinesses edibles packaging opaque packaging and labeling Retailer (Type 10) good manufacturing practices track and trace system licensing scheme local jurisdiction authorization 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market inhalable cannabis Type S share facility space meat and seafood, and other products nonlaboratory quality control M-licensees recordkeeping procedures for inventory control 2022 revisions licensed physical location (premises) paper inserted into the packaging chain of custody topicals cultivation contaminants Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Temporary Cannabis Event Live Scans for each owner requiring refrigeration convicted of a substantially related crime waste management laws payable to the state of California written procedures for inventory control 2022 fines The California Department of Public Health's manufacturer's name BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Bond and Insurance Information laboratory quality assurance MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH testing methods conducting quality assurance review amount of THC content inventory cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale manufacturers who package for other producers MCSB’s temporary license application re-sealable diagram of the business’s layout highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin cannabis cartoons adult-use commercial cannabis activity Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Mechanical MCSB CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Distributor Transport Only manufacturing opaque exit package security Extractions using CO2 member manager manufacturing cannabis products Owner equity interest in a commercial cannabis business destruction of cannabis goods onsite consumption of cannabis goods California Public Records Act 2022 resolutions 2022 important information Category I Residual Pesticides Testing property for the commercial cannabis activity valid waiver transporting cannabis goods cannabis market carbohydrates and fat per serving Application Checklist persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business remove THC/CBD persons 21 years of age or older state cannabis licensing supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Business Information Individual Owner manufacturing activities Premises Diagram Operating Procedures product guidelines designated structure at least 99% purity Identifying information licensed cannabis cultivators managing member premises diagram testing of cannabis goods finished product commercial cannabis products Premises Information licensed premises must enter certain events secondary packaging labeling access to the area(s) Retailer (nonstorefront) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 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terreus) financial interest holder public Licensee Lookup Tool medicinal and adult-use markets medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2022 issues volatile solvent cannabis training Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Temporary event up to 4 days Business Organizational manned motor vehicle Seller’s permit number commercial cannabis activity highly-concentrated oils or waxes packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls periods of 90 days extensions vape cartridges evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises activity for a period of 120 days Manufacturing (non-volatile) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) licensing cannabis retailers Transport vehicles alarm system child-resistant packaging cannabis event organizer license Ethanol regulatory framework onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods 2022 compliance licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises final form list of artificial food colorings regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Licensee Lookup Tool some nutritional facts 2022 updates tinctures Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 cannabis cultivation licensing The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) compliance with regulations 100 mg of THC per package 2022 laws Heavy Metals Testing motor carrier permit manufacture cannabis products CDPH-issued universal symbol Cannabis Manufacturing Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 edible products Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Transition Period Licensee Information definition of owner three cannabis licensing authorities Cannabinoids Testing M-license Foreign Material Testing ingredient list and more.

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


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