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

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


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