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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding infusion investment into a commercial cannabis business Retailer (Type 10) cannabis plants compliance with local jurisdiction no infusion of alcohol certified by a California-licensed engineer at least 20% ownership interest ownership premises is not within a Government Industrial Hemp Advisory Board property for the commercial cannabis activity motor carrier permit Completed Temporary License Application Form secured area regulatory framework no infusion of nicotine conditional license security MCSB Physical address 2020 fines re-sealable definition of owner Premises Diagram Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) paper inserted into the packaging entry into the legal, regulated market secondary package storage of cannabis goods laboratory quality assurance local jurisdiction diagram of the business’s layout commercial cannabis activity comply with all packaging and labeling requirements licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories local jurisdiction’s requirements supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products vape cartridges A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates license review process member manager commercial cannabis manufacturing activity licensed cannabis distributors MCSB’s temporary license application informational panel equity interest in a commercial cannabis business basic nutritional information inhalable cannabis Proposed Section 40133 volatile solvent Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Cannabis Manufacturing onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing supply chain transportation of cannabis goods an officer or director of a cannabis business contaminant free Temporary event up to 4 days Temporary Cannabis Event Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) capsules persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business commercial kitchens Local Authorization Bond and Insurance Information Butane/Hexane/Propane shipping manifest Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) licensing cannabis microbusinesses procedures for inventory control destruction of cannabis goods 2020 regulations California Department of Public Health (CDPH) A-licensees local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations extraction Labor peace agreement list of artificial food colorings quality control Heavy Metals Testing Transport vehicles alarm system final form Track and Trace adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2020 recent news waste disposal cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale licensed premises loan provided to a commercial cannabis business child-resistant packaging manufacturing activities 2020 laws California Department of Public Health Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2020 proposed changes Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division government warning statement label temporary license chain of custody local jurisdiction authorization premises diagram Transition Period workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Licensee Lookup Tool disclosure of all criminal convictions operating procedures A-license and an M-license designated structure cultivation Retailer (nonstorefront) cannabis cartoons edible products tobacco products primary panel requirements nonlaboratory quality control Terpenoids Testing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises stickers limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 sanitary workplaces licensed cannabis cultivators Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act cannabis adult-use products cannabis event organizer license manufacturing practices allergen information Type S share facility space cannabis industries 2020 revisions Local Issuing Authority evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products supplemental label valid waiver cannabis cultivation licensing A-license Premises Information disposal onsite consumption of cannabis goods packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls distributors must enter certain events Criminal History CDTFA seller’s permit waste management laws shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company compliance with regulations M-license California Public Records Act child-resistant outer package activity for a period of 120 days licensed cannabis manufacturers persons 21 years of age or older testing lab Distributor transport Vehicle Requirements Identifying information small product packaging Category I Residual Pesticides Testing 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authorities track and trace system amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package alcoholic beverages commercial cannabis products Percentage of ownership Extractions using CO2 labels not be attractive M-licensees cannabis training aggregate interest of 20% or more Local Authorization Attachment managing member 100 mg of THC per package THC levels Water/Food-grade Dry Ice conducting quality assurance review carbohydrates and fat per serving inventory and quality control BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis inventory Premises diagram Individual Owner Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 public health and safety Licensees CO2 and ethanol extractions Financial Interest remove THC/CBD periods of 90 days extensions Form # CDPH-9041 topicals Temporary License Application Information The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Licensee Information commercial cannabis manufacturing consumption of alcohol or tobacco medicinal and adult use cannabis goods 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transported from a licensed nursery Ethanol regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California surety bond state cannabis licensing amount of sodium Category II Residual Pesticides Testing hang tag or a peel-back label transport cannabis goods to retailer Bond in the amount of $5,000 Seller’s permit number three cannabis licensing authorities Cultivation less than 10,000 operating premises manufacturing protocol manufacture cannabis products ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS sampling standards Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) health impacts of cannabis Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 2020 problems transportation and security Local Jurisdictions and more.

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


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