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persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Mycotoxins Testing licensed cannabis cultivators loop system A-license and an M-license CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing meat and seafood, and other products MCSB’s temporary license application mandated warning statements equity interest in a commercial cannabis business disposal and destruction methods convicted of a substantially related crime commercial cannabis manufacturing in California product formulation operating procedures vape cartridges Cannabis Manufacturing licensing cannabis microbusinesses 120 days some nutritional facts child-resistant outer package immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery government warning statement label contaminants 2021 revisions track and trace system protocol manufacturer's name payable to the state of California period of 120 days Foreign Material Testing limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Extractions using CO2 shared-use manufacturing facilities potentially-hazardous foods regulatory framework edibles packaging opaque cannabis cultivation licensing Owner Temporary event up to 4 days cultivation hang tag or a peel-back label Category II Residual Pesticides Testing laboratory quality assurance health impacts of cannabis Licensee Lookup Tool Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control informational panel A-license Proposition 65 list of artificial food colorings Microbusiness CDPH-issued universal symbol Labor peace agreement online licensing system Identifying information California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL CDPH-9041 licensed physical location (premises) manufacture cannabis products supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products financial interest holder Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Licensees onsite consumption of cannabis goods Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division exit packaging labels not be attractive no infusion of alcohol capsules M-license onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Seller’s permit number infusion contaminant free commercial cannabis manufacturing activity CO2 and ethanol extractions manufacturing inventory and quality control finished product state cannabis licensing the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) entry into the legal, regulated market testing of cannabis goods Local Authorization Attachment 2021 updates secondary packaging BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2021 important information activity for a period of 120 days concentrate comply with all packaging and labeling requirements evidence of rehabilitation Local Authorization access to the area(s) hydrocarbon-based solvents Track and Trace transport cannabis goods to retailer regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Fingerprints Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products inhalable cannabis 600-foot radius of a school Live Scans for each owner amount of THC content Moisture Content Testing Premises Information delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods pre-made or purchased California Department of Public Health distributors shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit sanitary and hazard-free environment disclosure of all criminal convictions transportation of cannabis goods Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) at least 20% ownership interest operating premises Manufacturing (non-volatile) must enter certain events certified by a California-licensed engineer Completed Temporary License Application Form packaging and labeling Bond in the amount of $5,000 managing member product guidelines regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis THC levels Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) tamper-evident Temporary License Application Information 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company cannabis sales and/or consumption Ethanol Distributor transport medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing sales of cannabis goods cannabis industries valid waiver California Public Records Act Carbon Dioxide (CO2) required limits highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin aggregate interest of 20% or more local jurisdiction amount of sodium requiring refrigeration Form # CDPH-9041 A-licensees Transition Period Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates manufacturing practices Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 2021 laws Premises diagram conducting quality assurance review sugar Bond and Insurance Information Retailer (nonstorefront) sanitary workplaces re-sealable transporting cannabis goods minimum standards for extraction processes an officer or director of a cannabis business Individual Owner storage of cannabis goods paper inserted into the packaging cannabis training opaque exit package licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Temporary Cannabis Event Local Jurisdictions extracts packaging and labeling requirements Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 surety bond tinctures investment into a commercial cannabis business volatile solvent licensed cannabis distributors Licensee Information premises diagram periods of 90 days extensions product as a candy prohibited The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) cannabis market commercial cannabis manufacturing no added caffeine labeling basic nutritional information workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control 2021 problems commercial cannabis activity LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS carbohydrates and fat per serving Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 ANTICIPATED ANNUAL 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license application 100 mg of THC per package cannabis event organizer license microbusinesses compliance with local jurisdiction adult-use commercial cannabis activity Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods transportation and security ingredient list ownership premises is not within a Government MCSB commercial kitchens primary panel requirements cannabis waste child-resistant packaging highly-concentrated oils or waxes shipping manifest Type S share facility space Cultivation less than 10,000 limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH cannabis cartoons extraction commercial cannabis products identity of the product Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Distributor Transport Only Retailer (Type 10) Heavy Metals Testing Physical address loan provided to a commercial cannabis business three state cannabis-licensing authorities purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands licensing cannabis distributors three 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In addition, Primary panel Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 11 (Distributor) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Ingredient Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Specialty Outdoor Medium Outdoor Type 12 (Microbusiness) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 In-process material Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Unique identifier Adult-use Market Kief Finished product Allergen cross-contact THC Lot Limited-access area Manufacture Contact surface Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) 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) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Premises Adequate Processing Nursery Batch Distribution Canopy Quality control operation Harvest Batch THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Applicant adulteration Raw material Type P – for packaging and labeling only Flowering Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Actual yield Mixed-light Tier 2 Proposition 65 warning statement Processor UID Licensee Serving CBD from industrial hemp Topical cannabis product Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Department Small Outdoor products similar to traditional food products prohibited Edible cannabis product list of cannabis manufacturers Environmental pathogen Small Indoor Nonvolatile solvent cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Pre-roll Track and trace system infused pre-rolls Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Volatile solvent Commercial cannabis activity Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Adulterated Mixed-light Tier 1 Type P Packaging & Labeling Only M-license Dried flower Infusion Specialty Cottage Outdoor Extraction Cultivation Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Cannabis product Product Identity Hazard Processing aid Quarantine Validation Allergen Quality Package Qualified individual Bureau Indoor cultivation Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Personnel Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Preventive controls Verification Wet weight Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Mixed-light cultivation Type 10 (Retailer) Labeling infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Pest Component package flower or pre-rolls Specialty Indoor Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Theoretical yield Pathogen Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Net weight Manufacturer licensee Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 CBD Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Universal symbol Specialty Cottage Indoor Microorganisms alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type N – for infusions cannabis concentrates Medium Indoor Mature plant track and trace system Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Quality control personnel Outdoor cultivation Informational panel Monitor Holding DPH-17-010E Sanitize Request for Live Scan Watts per square foot Track-and-trace systems Process Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Cultivation site Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Nonmanufactured cannabis product MCSB 90-day extension periods Immature plant gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA and more.


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