Cannabis Licensing in California
This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery unique ID/batch number temporary license Licensee Information volatile solvent at least 99% purity Heavy Metals Testing capsules retailers manufacture cannabis products 2023 problems manned motor vehicle local jurisdiction loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Local Authorization licensing cannabis retailers 2023 revisions Industrial Hemp Advisory Board testing lab Individual Owner Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 2023 regulations commercial cannabis manufacturing in California compliance with regulations surety bond licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Foreign Material Testing vape cartridges testing laboratories Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 transportation of cannabis goods at least 20% ownership interest remove THC/CBD cannabis adult-use products Financial 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contaminants scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises conditional license distributors Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving ownership premises is not within a Government adult-use commercial cannabis activity motor carrier permit Extractions using CO2 regulatory framework cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity supplemental label meat and seafood, and other products Licensee Lookup Tool Premises Diagram an officer or director of a cannabis business protocol disposal shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit sales of cannabis goods limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Distributor Transport Only Criminal History sanitary workplaces M-licensees manufacturing activities concentrate Butane/Hexane/Propane disclosure of all criminal convictions Transport vehicles alarm system Business Information 120 days licensed physical location (premises) licensed cannabis distributors certified by a California-licensed engineer licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories licensing scheme Cultivation less than 10,000 Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch loop system packaging and labeling requirements packaging Carbon Dioxide (CO2) medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together edibles packaging opaque secured area Identifying information Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) supply chain MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH local jurisdiction authorization extracts laboratory quality assurance Proposition 65 A-license infusion Moisture Content Testing nonlaboratory quality control 2023 resolutions contaminant free waste management laws packaging and labeling destruction of cannabis goods product guidelines licensing cannabis microbusinesses access to the area(s) 100 mg of THC per package persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business alcoholic beverages extraction Local Jurisdictions Seller’s permit number Bond and Insurance Information sanitary and hazard-free environment Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates commercial kitchens amount of THC content written procedures for inventory control licensing cannabis distributors Edibles– Products designated structure opaque exit package entry into the legal, regulated market Temporary License Application Information structure and formation documents labels not be attractive valid waiver period of 120 days commercial cannabis activity three cannabis licensing authorities must enter certain events managing member shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company 600-foot radius of a school medicinal and adult-use markets cannabis waste aggregate interest of 20% or more online licensing system 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In addition, Type N – for infusions Quality control personnel Cultivation site Ingredient Proposition 65 warning statement Informational panel Mixed-light cultivation Dried flower Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Nursery Watts per square foot Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 alternate use of a manufacturing premises infused butters and oils as concentrates Bureau Wet weight Unique identifier cannabis concentrates Sanitize Kief Flowering Quality Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Finished product Lot Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) list of cannabis manufacturers Adequate Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Processing Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Monitor Harvest Batch Licensee Serving Adult-use Market Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Volatile solvent Infusion M-license Hazard Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Component Extraction Immature plant Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Pathogen Small Outdoor Outdoor cultivation Cultivation Type 10 (Retailer) Qualified individual UID Holding Mixed-light Tier 2 Allergen cross-contact 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) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Department Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Nonvolatile solvent Pest Process Microorganisms Batch Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Indoor cultivation Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) infused pre-rolls Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Nonmanufactured cannabis product gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Limited-access area Environmental pathogen Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Specialty Cottage Outdoor track and trace system Primary panel Product Identity Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Preventive controls Theoretical yield Track-and-trace systems Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Quality control operation Net weight Medium Outdoor Verification Cannabis product THC Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 11 (Distributor) Manufacture Edible cannabis product Mixed-light Tier 1 products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) adulteration Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Small Indoor Quarantine Personnel Premises MCSB 90-day extension periods CBD from industrial hemp Mature plant Package Manufacturer licensee Adulterated Applicant CBD cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type P – for packaging and labeling only Actual yield Request for Live Scan Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Specialty Outdoor Topical cannabis product Universal symbol In-process material Medium Indoor Specialty Cottage Indoor Processing aid package flower or pre-rolls Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Processor Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type 12 (Microbusiness) Raw material Allergen Commercial cannabis activity Track and trace system Validation Contact surface Pre-roll Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Specialty Indoor DPH-17-010E Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Labeling Distribution Canopy and more.
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