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local jurisdiction’s requirements requiring refrigeration cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale annual license application Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 2019 compliance California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Licensees Premises diagram compliance with regulations comply with all packaging and labeling requirements edibles packaging opaque laboratory quality assurance THC levels some nutritional facts transportation Proposed Section 40133 Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) investment into a commercial cannabis business The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) at least 99% purity loop system cannabis cultivation licensing MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Type S share facility space Local Jurisdictions CDPH-9041 government warning statement label 2019 revisions child-resistant outer package equity interest in a commercial cannabis business supplemental label Individual Owner conditional license Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) licensed physical location (premises) pre-made or purchased Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles storage of cannabis goods manufacture cannabis products licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises testing lab licensed premises Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division local jurisdiction authorization mandated warning statements Local Issuing Authority packaging and labeling requirements operating procedures Edibles– Products extraction financial interest holder capsules health impacts of cannabis tamper-evident persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business topicals re-sealable cannabis industries packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL medicinal commercial cannabis activity disposal licensed 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(CO2) at least 20% ownership interest Food-grade Butter/Oil Distributor Transport Only period of 120 days the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises basic nutritional information Criminal History manned motor vehicle commercial cannabis manufacturing activity payable to the state of California opaque exit package persons 21 years of age or older periods of 90 days extensions manufacturer's name workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 2019 updates Financial Interest amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package no infusion of nicotine Proposition 65 nonlaboratory quality control licensing cannabis microbusinesses child-resistant packaging licensed cannabis distributors MCSB three cannabis licensing authorities motor carrier permit loan provided to a commercial cannabis business 100 mg of THC per package Local Authorization Attachment online licensing system 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In addition, Batch Processing Cannabis product Small Indoor Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Kief Theoretical yield DPH-17-010E Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Nursery gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Indoor cultivation Wet weight Type 11 (Distributor) Manufacture cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Ingredient Primary panel Pest Mixed-light cultivation Preventive controls Microorganisms Specialty Outdoor Hazard Immature plant Processor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Manufacturer licensee Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Request for Live Scan Quarantine Verification Adequate Informational panel Net weight CBD Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Quality control personnel Labeling Lot Adult-use Market Qualified individual Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type N – for infusions Finished product Holding Mature plant adulteration Topical cannabis product Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Cottage Indoor Limited-access area Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Specialty Indoor track and trace system Premises Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Track-and-trace systems Allergen cross-contact MCSB 90-day extension periods Bureau Proposition 65 warning statement Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Component Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Sanitize list of cannabis manufacturers Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Quality control operation Department Universal symbol Mixed-light Tier 1 Harvest Batch Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Product Identity infused pre-rolls Track and trace system Validation Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 cannabis concentrates Allergen Commercial cannabis activity Nonvolatile solvent Applicant Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Flowering Nonmanufactured cannabis product package flower or pre-rolls Adulterated CBD from industrial hemp infused butters and oils as concentrates Extraction Dried flower Distribution UID M-license 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) Environmental pathogen Unique identifier Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Mixed-light Tier 2 Watts per square foot Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Monitor Type P – for packaging and labeling only Cultivation Specialty Cottage Outdoor Infusion Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Outdoor cultivation Type 12 (Microbusiness) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Quality Volatile solvent Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Cultivation site Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Process alternate use of a manufacturing premises Package Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Small Outdoor Medium Indoor Personnel In-process material Pathogen Processing aid Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Canopy Serving Actual yield Raw material Contact surface Pre-roll Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 10 (Retailer) Edible cannabis product Licensee THC Medium Outdoor and more.


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