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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding cannabis market 2020 revisions Business Organizational protocol some nutritional facts Local Authorization manufacturing Temporary event up to 4 days Water/Food-grade Dry Ice health impacts of cannabis Food-grade Butter/Oil The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Financial information local jurisdiction mandated warning statements BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licensed cannabis manufacturers contaminant free packaging and labeling Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 onsite consumption of cannabis goods Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products informational panel A-licensees consumption of alcohol or tobacco conditional license edibles packaging opaque A-license at least 99% purity child-resistant packaging shared-use manufacturing facilities 2020 regulations Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) cannabis adult-use products convicted of a substantially related crime finished product Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) transporting cannabis goods Temporary License Application testing lab local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations 2020 fines meat and seafood, and other products re-sealable supply chain local jurisdiction authorization stickers periods of 90 days extensions inventory transportation and security persons 21 years of age or older entry into the legal, regulated market no infusion of alcohol Arranging for laboratory testing certified by a California-licensed engineer amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package licensed premises Financial Interest concentrate separate applications disposal 2020 compliance secured area commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 updates secondary packaging Category II Residual Pesticides Testing 2020 laws transport cannabis goods to retailer equity interest in a commercial cannabis business CDTFA seller’s permit extracts Cannabinoids Testing Retailer (nonstorefront) hydrocarbon-based solvents MCSB M-license regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturers who package for other producers primary panel requirements licensed cannabis cultivators Foreign Material Testing California Public Records Act Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) transportation of cannabis goods premises diagram Licensee Information limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package licensing scheme paper inserted into the packaging financial interest holder sugar amount of THC content testing methods infusion pre-made or purchased cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale license review process requiring refrigeration compliance with regulations licensed cannabis distributors definition of owner Premises Information quality control cannabis event organizer license Retailer (Type 10) workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Identifying information Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) CO2 and ethanol extractions Bond in the amount of $5,000 medicinal and adult-use markets valid waiver commercial cannabis activity loan provided to a commercial cannabis business final form at least 20% ownership interest testing laboratories licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises activity for a period of 120 days Premises Diagram manufacture cannabis products capsules investment into a commercial cannabis business remove THC/CBD medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity loop system 100 mg of THC per package government warning statement label track and trace system persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business commercial cannabis products Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods tinctures Labor peace agreement list of artificial food colorings labels not be attractive procedures for inventory control alcoholic beverages M-licensees cannabis plants surety bond delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods transportation Carbon Dioxide (CO2) CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL cultivation member manager Local Issuing Authority shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Temporary Cannabis Event Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division licensing cannabis retailers designated structure operating premises A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity medicinal commercial cannabis activity Premises diagram local jurisdiction’s requirements temporary license purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands compliance with local jurisdiction Industrial Hemp Advisory Board 2020 new laws hang tag or a peel-back label sanitary and hazard-free environment CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing supplemental label evidence of rehabilitation allergen information regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Track and Trace licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers security microbusinesses Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products retailers nonlaboratory quality control operating procedures unique ID/batch number manufacturer's name Bond and Insurance Information manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) distributors an officer or director of a cannabis business Personnel Requirements ownership premises is not within a Government online licensing system three state cannabis-licensing authorities packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) packaging evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Mycotoxins Testing vape cartridges tobacco products Operating Procedures ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS highly-concentrated oils or waxes shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 waste disposal A-license and an M-license Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) carbohydrates and fat per serving secondary package Type S share facility space ingredient list conducting quality assurance review destruction of cannabis goods opaque exit package Category I Residual Pesticides Testing contaminants Temporary License Application Information comply with all packaging and labeling requirements 120 days health claims cannabis cultivation licensing 2020 proposed changes cannabis training Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Business Information manufacturing activities 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 tamper-evident written procedures for inventory control annual license application potentially-hazardous foods manned motor vehicle California Department of Public Health exit packaging labeling product guidelines Application Checklist access to the area(s) cannabis waste inventory and quality control state cannabis licensing LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS manufacturing cannabis products diagram of the business’s layout Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Licensee Lookup Tool Proposition 65 Owner Form # CDPH-9041 Completed Temporary License Application Form 2020 recent news packaging and labeling requirements shipping manifest good manufacturing practices Licensees recordkeeping sampling standards THC levels CDPH-issued universal symbol California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Cannabis Manufacturing security and cannabis waste disposal Transition Period managing member 2020 resolutions public Licensee Lookup Tool CDPH-9041 sanitary workplaces The California Department of Public Health's edible products Microbusiness commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Manufacturing (non-volatile) Local Authorization Attachment chain of custody licensed physical location (premises) medicinal and adult-use or both markets the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Cultivation less than 10,000 child-resistant outer package 2020 problems motor carrier permit public health and safety Proposed Section 40133 storage of cannabis goods licensing cannabis distributors three cannabis licensing authorities Seller’s permit number structure and formation documents Criminal History Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Extractions using CO2 testing of cannabis goods Physical address The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) must enter certain events regulatory framework period of 120 days aggregate interest of 20% or more laboratory quality assurance Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control topicals identity of the product onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Moisture Content Testing 2020 important information commercial cannabis manufacturing disclosure of all criminal convictions Live Scans for each owner commercial kitchens Local Jurisdictions Individual Owner 600 foot radius of a school exception for testing laboratories extraction Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles emergency regulations manufacturing practices no added caffeine product formulation MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH licensing cannabis microbusinesses volatile solvent sales of cannabis goods disposal and destruction methods Mechanical no infusion of nicotine Vehicle Requirements Transport vehicles alarm system limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2020 issues Distributor transport payable to the state of California dried flower small product packaging licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories required limits Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing MCSB’s temporary license application cannabis industries Butane/Hexane/Propane inhalable cannabis Fingerprints immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery cannabis sales and/or consumption Heavy Metals Testing ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation waste management laws basic nutritional information property for the commercial cannabis activity cannabis cartoons product as a candy prohibited Distributor Transport Only amount of sodium 600-foot radius of a school Percentage of ownership Ethanol Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) minimum standards for extraction processes Terpenoids Testing commercial cannabis manufacturing in California medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Edibles– Products and more.

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


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