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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding testing laboratories regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis recordkeeping MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH shared-use manufacturing facilities amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package inventory and quality control delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) packaging and labeling requirements pre-made or purchased required limits tamper-evident Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market some nutritional facts no added caffeine disposal conditional license manufacture cannabis products dried flower property for the commercial cannabis activity allergen information Financial information stickers inhalable cannabis good manufacturing practices Physical address shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Seller’s permit number Fingerprints Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 labeling public health and safety Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 opaque exit package commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Category I Residual Pesticides Testing testing of cannabis goods extraction Licensees activity for a period of 120 days cannabis sales and/or consumption 120 days supply chain ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS tinctures Mechanical 600-foot radius of a school Criminal History medicinal and adult-use markets Temporary Cannabis Event cannabis adult-use products limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Local Authorization Attachment paper inserted into the packaging certified by a California-licensed engineer sanitary and hazard-free environment California Department of Public Health period of 120 days security 2019 new laws hang tag or a peel-back label basic nutritional information persons with a financial interest in the cannabis 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manufacturers Temporary event up to 4 days retailers Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity licensed physical location (premises) convicted of a substantially related crime vape cartridges licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Type S share facility space CDTFA seller’s permit Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) CDPH-9041 manufacturer's name distributors temporary license cannabis cartoons Premises Information edible products valid waiver Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Operating Procedures transportation 600 foot radius of a school cannabis training product formulation commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Bond in the amount of $5,000 2019 proposed changes licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Proposition 65 Local Authorization 2019 fines Terpenoids Testing disclosure of all criminal convictions Transport vehicles alarm system Carbon Dioxide (CO2) licensed premises investment into a commercial cannabis business track and trace system manned motor vehicle Distributor Transport Only online licensing system cannabis event organizer license purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands loan provided to a commercial cannabis business 2019 resolutions microbusinesses concentrate LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Vehicle Requirements procedures for inventory control consumption of alcohol or tobacco structure and formation documents public Licensee Lookup Tool Percentage of ownership Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Local Jurisdictions A-license 2019 regulations Licensee Lookup Tool Financial Interest sanitary workplaces nonlaboratory quality control list of artificial food colorings Individual Owner security and cannabis waste disposal Form # CDPH-9041 state cannabis licensing small product packaging license review process transportation of 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Moisture Content Testing CO2 and ethanol extractions separate applications manufacturers who package for other producers aggregate interest of 20% or more The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) three cannabis licensing authorities Temporary License Application Information Temporary License Application annual license application licensing cannabis microbusinesses transport cannabis goods to retailer Proposed Section 40133 manufacturing activities Labor peace agreement financial interest holder Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) loop system medicinal commercial cannabis activity Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods unique ID/batch number amount of sodium medicinal and adult-use or both markets informational panel health claims The California Department of Public Health's 100 mg of THC per package Cannabinoids Testing adult-use commercial cannabis activity Owner Microbusiness evidence of rehabilitation manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) conducting quality assurance review final form mandated warning statements child-resistant outer package licensing scheme 2019 updates at least 99% purity Retailer (nonstorefront) cannabis market child-resistant packaging Premises diagram cannabis industries operating premises compliance with local jurisdiction cannabis cultivation licensing emergency regulations packaging designated structure testing lab medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL A-license and an M-license commercial cannabis manufacturing hydrocarbon-based solvents Heavy Metals Testing contaminants product as a candy prohibited evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises no infusion of alcohol local jurisdiction Manufacturing (non-volatile) access to the area(s) tobacco products Distributor transport laboratory quality assurance manufacturing Personnel Requirements Food-grade Butter/Oil motor carrier permit Business Information volatile solvent Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) 2019 compliance Water/Food-grade Dry Ice sampling standards Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles entry into the legal, regulated market Completed Temporary License Application Form 2019 problems Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing meat and seafood, and other products Live Scans for each owner extracts A-licensees regulatory framework Licensee Information secondary packaging 2019 laws local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations commercial cannabis activity M-licensees M-license 2019 issues Bond and Insurance Information Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) ingredient list 2019 recent news re-sealable highly-concentrated oils or waxes chain of custody packaging and labeling limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package manufacturing practices carbohydrates and fat per serving 2019 important information licensing cannabis retailers Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act equity interest in a commercial cannabis business written procedures for inventory control three state cannabis-licensing authorities identity of the product finished product must enter certain events sugar highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin requiring refrigeration Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL operating procedures exit packaging manufacturing cannabis products primary panel requirements packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls member manager at least 20% ownership interest Business Organizational periods of 90 days extensions 2019 revisions Edibles– Products Cannabis Manufacturing Extractions using CO2 Foreign Material Testing CDPH-issued universal symbol licensed cannabis distributors Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch secured area protocol transporting cannabis goods Track and Trace product guidelines immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery disposal and destruction methods cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale potentially-hazardous foods persons 21 years of age or older local jurisdiction authorization shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Arranging for laboratory testing contaminant free licensed cannabis cultivators Category II Residual Pesticides Testing destruction of cannabis goods Application Checklist transportation and security California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Ethanol commercial kitchens medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Retailer (Type 10) cultivation and more.

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


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