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consumption highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS activity for a period of 120 days ingredient list MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH commercial cannabis products 2020 fines limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 2020 updates public health and safety designated structure tobacco products Temporary License Application Information opaque exit package remove THC/CBD manufacturing 2020 regulations annual license application inventory and quality control commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) paper inserted into the packaging premises diagram operating procedures primary panel requirements financial interest holder list of artificial food colorings alcoholic beverages topicals property for the commercial cannabis activity manufacture cannabis products Cannabis Manufacturing Local 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in the cannabis business definition of owner Transition Period limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving onsite consumption of cannabis goods CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing transport cannabis goods to retailer Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates A-license laboratory quality assurance retailers Distributor Transport Only Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Cultivation less than 10,000 BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Ethanol commercial kitchens Local Authorization Attachment license review process government warning statement label Personnel Requirements waste management laws disposal re-sealable CDPH-9041 volatile solvent regulatory framework shipping manifest operating premises Bond and Insurance Information child-resistant packaging evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises medicinal commercial cannabis activity supplemental label edible products workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control secondary packaging 2020 laws no infusion of 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In addition, gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Component Batch CBD from industrial hemp Edible cannabis product package flower or pre-rolls Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Process Dried flower Type P – for packaging and labeling only Verification Small Outdoor products similar to traditional food products prohibited Serving Kief Quality Premises Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Indoor cultivation UID Infusion Adult-use Market Mature plant Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Adequate Universal symbol Nonmanufactured cannabis product Contact surface Processing aid Preventive controls Immature plant Specialty Cottage Outdoor Package Environmental pathogen Personnel Small Indoor Topical cannabis product Raw material Informational panel Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Pre-roll Distribution CBD Extraction Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Finished product Nursery Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Qualified individual Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Validation Product Identity Watts per square foot Canopy Primary panel Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Cannabis product Proposition 65 warning statement Department alternate use of a manufacturing premises Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Net weight Quarantine Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Cultivation site Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Allergen Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Manufacture MCSB 90-day extension periods Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Pathogen Track and trace system Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Unique identifier cannabis concentrates Bureau M-license Specialty Cottage Indoor Outdoor cultivation Mixed-light Tier 1 Adulterated Medium Outdoor In-process material infused pre-rolls Processing Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Harvest Batch Hazard Applicant Sanitize Medium Indoor Flowering Ingredient Cultivation Limited-access area Commercial cannabis activity Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Track-and-trace systems THC Actual yield Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Pest Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) list of cannabis manufacturers Specialty Outdoor Type N – for infusions Type 11 (Distributor) Wet weight Volatile solvent Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Licensee track and trace system 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) Allergen cross-contact Type 10 (Retailer) infused butters and oils as concentrates Microorganisms Monitor Quality control operation Mixed-light Tier 2 Processor Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Labeling Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Manufacturer licensee Lot Holding Request for Live Scan Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Mixed-light cultivation DPH-17-010E Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Nonvolatile solvent Type 12 (Microbusiness) Specialty Indoor Quality control personnel Theoretical yield Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock adulteration and more.


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