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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding three state cannabis-licensing authorities manufacturing cannabis products license review process the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) 2020 updates cannabis event organizer license 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Personnel Requirements disclosure of all criminal convictions Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 evidence of rehabilitation topicals Heavy Metals Testing licensed physical location (premises) entry into the legal, regulated market amount of sodium chain of custody financial interest holder Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Distributor Transport Only 2020 compliance re-sealable good manufacturing practices Category II Residual Pesticides Testing cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Financial information ownership premises is not within a Government transportation of cannabis goods sanitary and hazard-free environment contaminant free Food-grade Butter/Oil testing methods The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) secondary packaging Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Physical address licensing scheme distributors Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) period of 120 days Licensee Lookup Tool Cannabis Manufacturing Retailer (nonstorefront) no added caffeine CDTFA seller’s permit CDPH-9041 disposal and destruction methods Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) CO2 and ethanol extractions limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Temporary event up to 4 days licensed cannabis manufacturers regulatory framework Transport vehicles alarm system highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin local jurisdiction authorization list of artificial food colorings cannabis plants written procedures for inventory control tobacco products medicinal commercial cannabis activity commercial cannabis manufacturing in California manufacturer's name licensed premises Criminal History 2020 regulations Live Scans for each owner Moisture Content Testing ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation public Licensee Lookup Tool Operating Procedures Financial Interest packaging and labeling requirements valid waiver shipping manifest cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale conducting quality assurance review MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 2020 important information compliance with local jurisdiction Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Local Jurisdictions Mechanical conditional license 2020 proposed changes operating procedures quality control transportation cannabis cartoons no infusion of alcohol cannabis cultivation licensing 2020 fines infusion M-licensees Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division commercial cannabis activity member manager state cannabis licensing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) retailers A-license medicinal and adult-use markets remove THC/CBD local jurisdiction procedures for inventory control licensing cannabis microbusinesses Ethanol A-licensees MCSB capsules testing laboratories Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Manufacturing (non-volatile) Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Premises Information cultivation extraction certified by a California-licensed engineer packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) nonlaboratory quality control supply chain Temporary Cannabis Event A-license and an M-license Percentage of ownership local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations commercial cannabis manufacturers 600-foot radius of a school at least 99% purity purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands manufacturing supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Mycotoxins Testing secondary package temporary license Owner CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing paper 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formation documents inventory and quality control Vehicle Requirements California Department of Public Health convicted of a substantially related crime Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL vape cartridges government warning statement label microbusinesses allergen information volatile solvent Foreign Material Testing Arranging for laboratory testing ingredient list child-resistant outer package Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Cannabinoids Testing final form persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business product formulation packaging and labeling compliance with regulations minimum standards for extraction processes edibles packaging opaque commercial kitchens access to the area(s) waste management laws Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods licensed cannabis cultivators Individual Owner Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Proposed Section 40133 annual license application sanitary workplaces CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL storage of cannabis goods managing member required limits payable to the state of California Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Licensee Information Temporary License Application Labor peace agreement equity interest in a commercial cannabis business opaque exit package medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Form # CDPH-9041 LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Identifying information disposal evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Premises diagram product as a candy prohibited Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control unique ID/batch number labeling exit packaging an officer or director of a cannabis business periods of 90 days extensions protocol testing lab cannabis training Distributor transport emergency regulations Bond in the amount of $5,000 2020 laws 2020 issues requiring refrigeration security and cannabis waste disposal child-resistant packaging designated structure Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) activity for a period of 120 days stickers commercial cannabis products identity of the product hang tag or a peel-back label small product packaging cannabis adult-use products manufacturers who package for other producers medicinal and adult-use or both markets comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Business Organizational 120 days health impacts of cannabis licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Temporary License Application Information regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis motor carrier permit informational panel Licensees Completed Temporary License Application Form medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity primary panel requirements security onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods investment into a commercial cannabis business potentially-hazardous foods 2020 revisions Local Authorization Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 persons 21 years of age or older public health and safety Premises Diagram diagram of the business’s layout M-license surety bond Business Information Bond and Insurance Information THC levels adult-use commercial cannabis activity Track and Trace Butane/Hexane/Propane extracts commercial cannabis manufacturing MCSB’s temporary license application track and trace system tamper-evident loop system sampling standards Proposition 65 Local Authorization Attachment Fingerprints must enter certain events manufacture cannabis products Microbusiness manufacturing practices ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS product guidelines licensed cannabis distributors amount of THC content destruction of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch definition of owner Terpenoids Testing packaging Type S share facility space manned motor vehicle cannabis industries consumption of alcohol or tobacco transport cannabis goods to retailer Edibles– Products dried flower highly-concentrated oils or waxes tinctures The California Department of Public Health's The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensing cannabis retailers Transition Period Carbon Dioxide (CO2) some nutritional facts medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together premises diagram Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act pre-made or purchased shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit cannabis market inventory inhalable cannabis meat and seafood, and other products workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control laboratory quality assurance Local Issuing Authority California Public Records Act carbohydrates and fat per serving operating premises waste disposal testing of cannabis goods online licensing system scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises concentrate mandated warning statements transporting cannabis goods recordkeeping labels not be attractive Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 health claims Extractions using CO2 onsite consumption of cannabis goods 2020 new laws supplemental label sugar exception for testing laboratories 2020 recent news at least 20% ownership interest shared-use manufacturing facilities alcoholic beverages Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Retailer (Type 10) transportation and security A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises basic nutritional information and more.

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


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