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Control Percentage of ownership finished product waste disposal licensed cannabis manufacturers Identifying information 2021 revisions Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises protocol waste management laws The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) MCSB’s temporary license application transport cannabis goods to retailer recordkeeping good manufacturing practices cannabis cultivation licensing delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods topicals LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS child-resistant packaging local jurisdiction Business Information product as a candy prohibited Bond in the amount of $5,000 online licensing system Premises diagram Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Premises Diagram Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) compliance with regulations edibles packaging opaque valid waiver Premises Information disclosure of all criminal convictions licensing scheme contaminants 2021 resolutions aggregate interest of 20% or more regulatory framework 2021 compliance secondary packaging laboratory quality assurance licensed physical location (premises) Arranging for laboratory testing alcoholic beverages quality control diagram of the business’s layout annual license application Completed Temporary License Application Form no infusion of alcohol inventory 100 mg of THC per package compliance with local jurisdiction licensed cannabis cultivators Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories cannabis plants paper inserted into the packaging tamper-evident minimum standards for extraction processes basic nutritional information cannabis waste limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving procedures for inventory control Cultivation less than 10,000 surety bond written procedures for inventory control onsite consumption of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use or both markets final form Bond and Insurance Information packaging and labeling motor carrier permit Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Financial information no added caffeine supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) A-license Local Authorization Attachment BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL investment into a commercial cannabis business conducting quality assurance review Local Authorization definition of owner contaminant free THC levels testing of cannabis goods 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Type S share facility space pre-made or purchased Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing transportation hang tag or a peel-back label inventory and quality control storage of cannabis goods testing lab Retailer (Type 10) packaging Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) product guidelines Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 comply with all packaging and labeling requirements required limits Mycotoxins Testing dried flower manufacturer's name Ethanol emergency regulations commercial cannabis manufacturing activity extracts potentially-hazardous foods transportation of cannabis goods infusion manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) identity of the product sugar immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery cannabis cartoons Microbusiness Seller’s permit number 2021 regulations 2021 laws health claims 2021 issues member manager local jurisdiction authorization amount of sodium Cannabis Manufacturing CDTFA seller’s permit CDPH-issued universal symbol mandated warning statements Proposed Section 40133 M-license Form # CDPH-9041 Foreign Material Testing evidence of rehabilitation testing methods edible products distributors cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises government warning statement label medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together CO2 and ethanol extractions manufacturers who package for other producers nonlaboratory quality control certified by a California-licensed engineer Owner supply chain property for the commercial cannabis activity Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates three state cannabis-licensing authorities Licensee Information Live Scans for each owner limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package transportation and security no infusion of nicotine Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act commercial cannabis products equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Vehicle Requirements A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Financial Interest Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Butane/Hexane/Propane sampling standards manufacturing practices A-licensees secured area Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Application Checklist licensed cannabis distributors Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Retailer (nonstorefront) manned motor vehicle shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company cannabis market hydrocarbon-based solvents allergen information transporting cannabis goods opaque exit package Edibles– Products entry into the legal, regulated market loop system activity for a period of 120 days Local Issuing Authority informational panel Manufacturing (non-volatile) Terpenoids Testing amount of THC content California Department of Public Health (CDPH) A-license and an M-license license review process packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls cannabis industries extraction Licensees operating premises the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) payable to the state of California Labor peace agreement evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Distributor Transport Only medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing shipping manifest Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 concentrate some nutritional facts commercial cannabis activity unique ID/batch number security MCSB CDPH-9041 Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control medicinal and adult-use markets disposal California Public Records Act primary panel requirements onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Personnel Requirements list of artificial food colorings supplemental label Transport vehicles alarm system commercial cannabis manufacturing in California volatile solvent packaging and labeling requirements 120 days 2021 updates conditional license remove THC/CBD Heavy Metals Testing Transition Period persons 21 years of age or older local jurisdiction’s requirements Temporary License Application Information period of 120 days convicted of a substantially related crime ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation temporary license microbusinesses 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California Department of Public Health's Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 600-foot radius of a school 600 foot radius of a school Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cultivation licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Physical address security and cannabis waste disposal persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business carbohydrates and fat per serving ingredient list medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Proposition 65 medicinal commercial cannabis activity labeling sales of cannabis goods periods of 90 days extensions Distributor transport at least 99% purity and more.

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


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