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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding an officer or director of a cannabis business minimum standards for extraction processes Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods labeling paper inserted into the packaging comply with all packaging and labeling requirements tobacco products exit packaging delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Local Authorization CDTFA seller’s permit no infusion of nicotine public Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis sales and/or consumption sugar Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing protocol annual license application loan provided to a commercial cannabis business 2019 regulations manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) security and cannabis waste disposal secondary packaging basic nutritional information cannabis plants packaging hang tag or a peel-back label extraction limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package waste disposal commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch informational panel 2019 revisions Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates transportation Local Issuing Authority transportation and security CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Temporary License Application medicinal and adult-use or both markets Physical address CO2 and ethanol extractions 600-foot radius of a school medicinal commercial cannabis activity license review process manned motor vehicle designated structure no infusion of alcohol Business Organizational shared-use manufacturing facilities commercial cannabis products conditional license product formulation packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls some nutritional facts 2019 compliance local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations child-resistant packaging manufacture cannabis products The California Department of Public Health's Licensees Ethanol hydrocarbon-based solvents Category I Residual Pesticides Testing inventory and quality control 600 foot radius of a school 100 mg of THC per package Seller’s permit number The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation procedures for inventory control packaging and labeling local jurisdiction’s requirements Carbon Dioxide (CO2) motor carrier permit testing methods ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Temporary Cannabis Event manufacturing concentrate health impacts of cannabis sanitary workplaces Individual Owner supply chain investment into a commercial cannabis business operating procedures Premises Information Distributor Transport Only Application Checklist manufacturing practices manufacturer's name payable to the state of California periods of 90 days extensions Percentage of ownership 2019 updates certified by a California-licensed engineer child-resistant outer package Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 A-license regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California volatile solvent testing laboratories Completed Temporary License Application Form re-sealable licensed cannabis manufacturers Manufacturing (non-volatile) transportation of cannabis goods product as a candy prohibited final form disposal contaminants alcoholic beverages commercial cannabis manufacturing in California medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Butane/Hexane/Propane licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers secured area evidence of rehabilitation 2019 issues local jurisdiction cannabis adult-use products commercial cannabis manufacturers licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Criminal History required limits Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) 2019 fines licensing cannabis microbusinesses packaging and labeling requirements government warning statement label 2019 proposed changes inventory waste management laws adult-use commercial cannabis activity licensed premises infusion remove THC/CBD Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) transport cannabis goods to retailer security sampling standards Edibles– Products temporary license purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Identifying information supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products requiring refrigeration Category II Residual Pesticides Testing primary panel requirements Industrial Hemp Advisory Board carbohydrates and fat per serving regulatory framework testing lab Cultivation less than 10,000 tamper-evident Food-grade Butter/Oil M-licensees mandated warning statements convicted of a substantially related crime compliance with local jurisdiction financial interest holder THC levels Bond and Insurance Information sanitary and hazard-free environment health claims 2019 resolutions activity for a period of 120 days supplemental label no added caffeine finished product manufacturing cannabis products property for the commercial cannabis activity managing member licensed physical location (premises) cultivation Premises Diagram Local Authorization Attachment 2019 problems access to the area(s) Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 opaque exit package Business Information Water/Food-grade Dry Ice manufacturers who package for other producers Fingerprints medicinal and adult-use markets California Department of Public Health unique ID/batch number Temporary License Application Information 2019 important information Transition Period disposal and destruction methods Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) valid waiver Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act California Public Records Act potentially-hazardous foods Premises diagram nonlaboratory quality control M-license MCSB Distributor transport separate applications inhalable cannabis MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH extracts Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) amount of THC content public health and safety Owner shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Mycotoxins Testing equity interest in a commercial cannabis business state cannabis licensing Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) allergen information Vehicle Requirements consumption of alcohol or tobacco microbusinesses persons 21 years of age or older limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving cannabis market Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control sales of cannabis goods Local Jurisdictions Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Financial Interest cannabis industries amount of sodium quality control Form # CDPH-9041 exception for testing laboratories A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity cannabis cultivation licensing tinctures scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises CDPH-issued universal symbol storage of cannabis goods The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) licensing cannabis distributors commercial kitchens Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) written procedures for inventory control Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Operating Procedures Licensee Information local jurisdiction authorization manufacturing activities 2019 laws Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Labor peace agreement MCSB’s temporary license application at least 20% ownership interest laboratory quality assurance Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Track and Trace retailers Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Cannabinoids Testing Microbusiness cannabis training small product packaging A-licensees medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) surety bond labels not be attractive track and trace system Financial information chain of custody destruction of cannabis goods online licensing system licensing scheme loop system Type S share facility space entry into the legal, regulated market cannabis waste Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) member manager stickers at least 99% purity Proposition 65 2019 recent news disclosure of all criminal convictions list of artificial food colorings Moisture Content Testing onsite consumption of cannabis goods must enter certain events 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS ownership premises is not within a Government Temporary event up to 4 days Extractions using CO2 A-license and an M-license definition of owner CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing licensed cannabis cultivators immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package operating premises meat and seafood, and other products Proposed Section 40133 dried flower commercial cannabis activity 120 days Terpenoids Testing testing of cannabis goods CDPH-9041 highly-concentrated oils or waxes secondary package Retailer (nonstorefront) good manufacturing practices Bond in the amount of $5,000 topicals conducting quality assurance review edible products licensing cannabis retailers period of 120 days 2019 new laws regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business pre-made or purchased medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories premises diagram recordkeeping Retailer (Type 10) ingredient list vape cartridges distributors identity of the product Heavy Metals Testing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Foreign Material Testing Arranging for laboratory testing BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL contaminant free capsules aggregate interest of 20% or more licensed cannabis distributors evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises product guidelines emergency regulations three state cannabis-licensing authorities Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Mechanical commercial cannabis manufacturing Cannabis Manufacturing edibles packaging opaque Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing three cannabis licensing authorities diagram of the business’s layout Live Scans for each owner Transport vehicles alarm system transporting cannabis goods Personnel Requirements cannabis cartoons compliance with regulations structure and formation documents shipping manifest Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis event organizer license and more.

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


Last updated on October 11, 2019



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