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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding license review process Arranging for laboratory testing California Public Records Act CDTFA seller’s permit Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) MCSB’s temporary license application 2021 regulations Bond and Insurance Information Temporary License Application Information Distributor Transport Only destruction of cannabis goods Cultivation less than 10,000 consumption of alcohol or tobacco licensed cannabis manufacturers cannabis market opaque exit package operating procedures hang tag or a peel-back label the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) cannabis cartoons an officer or director of a cannabis business Mycotoxins Testing temporary license shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company compliance with regulations manufacturers who package for other producers cannabis training packaging and labeling requirements premises diagram remove THC/CBD testing of cannabis goods inhalable cannabis Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Premises Information regulatory framework secured area 2021 revisions persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2021 recent news transportation of cannabis goods Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Bond in the amount of $5,000 limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving testing laboratories waste disposal Transition Period cannabis cultivation licensing inventory local jurisdiction authorization cannabis plants MCSB The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) exception for testing laboratories Completed Temporary License Application Form local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Premises diagram cannabis event organizer license Licensees conditional license finished product recordkeeping Track and Trace A-licensees state cannabis licensing Type S share facility space small product packaging labels not be attractive shared-use manufacturing facilities sampling standards Vehicle Requirements informational panel 120 days California Department of Public Health aggregate interest of 20% or more tobacco products re-sealable security and cannabis waste disposal Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Percentage of ownership storage of cannabis goods Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) testing lab tinctures Local Authorization Temporary event up to 4 days highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin packaging and labeling licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers identity of the product Food-grade Butter/Oil edibles packaging opaque Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Water/Food-grade Dry Ice regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises dried flower Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 2021 fines MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH required limits packaging compliance with local jurisdiction M-license child-resistant outer package Owner written procedures for inventory control investment into a commercial cannabis business alcoholic beverages labeling Premises Diagram evidence of rehabilitation A-license hydrocarbon-based solvents highly-concentrated oils or waxes secondary packaging entry into the legal, regulated market product formulation commercial cannabis activity allergen information extraction Labor peace agreement LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale capsules good manufacturing practices Physical address delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Industrial Hemp Advisory Board immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery commercial kitchens THC levels sugar health claims Transport vehicles alarm system CDPH-9041 basic nutritional information Microbusiness Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing M-licensees loop system medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together local jurisdiction distributors chain of custody paper inserted into the packaging Local Authorization Attachment Edibles– Products licensing cannabis retailers property for the commercial cannabis activity Ethanol disposal Extractions using CO2 Business Organizational period of 120 days volatile solvent Licensee Information government warning statement label transporting cannabis goods valid waiver Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Temporary Cannabis Event procedures for inventory control manufacturing cannabis products infusion medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cannabis waste 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older Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch manufacturing three state cannabis-licensing authorities medicinal and adult-use or both markets Local Jurisdictions Application Checklist licensed premises nonlaboratory quality control sanitary workplaces at least 99% purity The California Department of Public Health's 600-foot radius of a school cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) unique ID/batch number licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises A-license and an M-license disposal and destruction methods concentrate manufacturing practices licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories cannabis adult-use products secondary package ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation emergency regulations certified by a California-licensed engineer sanitary and hazard-free environment 2021 proposed changes child-resistant packaging 100 mg of THC per package manufacture cannabis products cultivation Foreign Material Testing some nutritional facts laboratory quality assurance A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity sales of cannabis goods CDPH-issued universal symbol surety bond onsite consumption of cannabis goods exit packaging 2021 new laws Mechanical ingredient list contaminant free minimum standards for extraction processes scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises supplemental label Financial Interest Form # CDPH-9041 2021 issues Heavy Metals Testing microbusinesses product guidelines product as a candy prohibited Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Live Scans for each owner Temporary License Application no added caffeine topicals supply chain conducting quality assurance review Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products mandated warning statements three cannabis licensing authorities requiring refrigeration managing member commercial cannabis manufacturing activity testing methods packaging and labeling 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Operating Procedures comply with all packaging and labeling requirements medicinal commercial cannabis activity Local Issuing Authority licensed cannabis distributors manufacturer's name Financial information transportation and security stickers Proposed Section 40133 member manager commercial cannabis products operating premises diagram of the business’s layout licensed physical location (premises) limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Category I Residual Pesticides Testing equity interest in a commercial cannabis business medicinal and adult-use markets Fingerprints workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Distributor transport Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Licensee Lookup Tool and more.

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


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