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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) product formulation compliance with regulations required limits cannabis market licensing cannabis microbusinesses highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin manufacturers who package for other producers three cannabis licensing authorities licensing cannabis retailers licensed cannabis distributors cannabis adult-use products vape cartridges Vehicle Requirements California Department of Public Health (CDPH) distributors licensed cannabis cultivators small product packaging cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) security designated structure disposal diagram of the business’s layout Cultivation less than 10,000 opaque exit package Carbon Dioxide (CO2) transportation and security commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Bond and Insurance Information local jurisdiction Criminal History Manufacturing (non-volatile) retailers state cannabis 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or tobacco supplemental label Fingerprints the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) 2020 regulations basic nutritional information microbusinesses Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Track and Trace evidence of rehabilitation Temporary event up to 4 days immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery testing lab medicinal and adult-use markets A-license and an M-license Mycotoxins Testing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers persons 21 years of age or older written procedures for inventory control quality control Foreign Material Testing Transport vehicles alarm system product guidelines aggregate interest of 20% or more evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Ethanol potentially-hazardous foods primary panel requirements medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity manufacturing practices transporting cannabis goods Retailer (Type 10) supply chains for 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In addition, Pest Premises Mixed-light cultivation cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints track and trace system THC Holding Small Outdoor Commercial cannabis activity Hazard Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Contact surface Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Specialty Cottage Indoor THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Dried flower Outdoor cultivation 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) Pathogen Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents list of cannabis manufacturers Lot Specialty Outdoor UID alternate use of a manufacturing premises Licensee Processing aid Immature plant Kief Watts per square foot Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Proposition 65 warning statement Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Process Manufacture Adequate Medium Indoor Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Bureau Environmental pathogen Serving Specialty Indoor Topical cannabis product Nonvolatile solvent Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Pre-roll Unique identifier Processor Allergen Mixed-light Tier 2 Cannabis product Harvest Batch In-process material Preventive controls Cultivation site Manufacturer licensee adulteration Net weight Wet weight CBD Labeling Request for Live Scan Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Specialty Cottage Outdoor gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA MCSB 90-day extension periods Component Canopy Applicant Verification Mature plant infused butters and oils as concentrates Microorganisms Finished product Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Sanitize Type 11 (Distributor) Processing Adulterated Medium Outdoor Qualified individual Edible cannabis product products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) package flower or pre-rolls Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Department Package Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Track and trace system Volatile solvent Ingredient Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) cannabis concentrates Extraction Validation Quality control personnel Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 infused pre-rolls Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Universal symbol Batch Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Raw material Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) DPH-17-010E Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Monitor Infusion CBD from industrial hemp Allergen cross-contact Quality Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Quarantine Distribution Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) M-license Limited-access area Flowering Informational panel Product Identity Primary panel Track-and-trace systems Quality control operation Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Adult-use Market Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 10 (Retailer) Actual yield Personnel Indoor cultivation Small Indoor Nursery Theoretical yield Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type N – for infusions Cultivation and more.


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