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regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers manufacture cannabis products Application Checklist Arranging for laboratory testing loop system infusion security and cannabis waste disposal Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles pre-made or purchased Identifying information at least 99% purity The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) no infusion of nicotine nonlaboratory quality control stickers Microbusiness Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) health impacts of cannabis Water/Food-grade Dry Ice cannabis cultivation licensing MCSB’s temporary license application medicinal and adult-use or both markets Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products required limits local jurisdiction authorization paper inserted into the packaging financial interest holder Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 600 foot radius of a school 2020 issues licensing cannabis distributors chain of custody Individual Owner highly-concentrated 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to 4 days Business Information distributors licensed physical location (premises) contaminants delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods small product packaging California Department of Public Health medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Category I Residual Pesticides Testing period of 120 days Distributor Transport Only Live Scans for each owner state cannabis licensing exception for testing laboratories premises diagram operating procedures hydrocarbon-based solvents Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Mycotoxins Testing no added caffeine comply with all packaging and labeling requirements licensed cannabis distributors entry into the legal, regulated market cannabis adult-use products Cannabis Manufacturing re-sealable cannabis event organizer license structure and formation documents Form # CDPH-9041 MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Temporary Cannabis Event THC levels access to the area(s) packaging and labeling requirements compliance with 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In addition, Product Identity Package Validation gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Quality control personnel Distribution Nonvolatile solvent Kief Verification Specialty Indoor Ingredient Pathogen DPH-17-010E track and trace system infused butters and oils as concentrates Harvest Batch Batch Outdoor cultivation Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Flowering Net weight adulteration Department Sanitize Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Nursery Cultivation site Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Topical cannabis product M-license Informational panel Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Specialty Cottage Indoor Pest Manufacture Pre-roll UID Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock products similar to traditional food products prohibited Medium Outdoor Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Medium Indoor Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Quality control operation Small Indoor Holding Finished product Primary panel Proposition 65 warning statement Cannabis product Mixed-light Tier 1 Extraction Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) CBD from industrial hemp THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package CBD Dried flower MCSB 90-day extension periods THC Adult-use Market cannabis concentrates Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Premises Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Limited-access area Actual yield Labeling Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 11 (Distributor) Mature plant Canopy Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Processing Type 10 (Retailer) Microorganisms infused pre-rolls Serving Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 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) Indoor cultivation Track-and-trace systems Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Component Infusion Adulterated Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Immature plant Bureau Adequate Allergen Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Personnel Request for Live Scan Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Environmental pathogen Wet weight Monitor Track and trace system Type P Packaging & Labeling Only list of cannabis manufacturers Licensee Small Outdoor Contact surface Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Qualified individual Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) package flower or pre-rolls Applicant Mixed-light Tier 2 Specialty Outdoor In-process material Mixed-light cultivation Processor Volatile solvent Cultivation Unique identifier Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Quality Raw material Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Process Type 12 (Microbusiness) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Universal symbol Quarantine Manufacturer licensee Commercial cannabis activity Theoretical yield Lot Processing aid Preventive controls Type P – for packaging and labeling only Watts per square foot Type N – for infusions Hazard Edible cannabis product Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Allergen cross-contact cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods and more.


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