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

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


Last updated on November 15, 2019



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