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cannabis activity no infusion of nicotine Percentage of ownership Labor peace agreement unique ID/batch number extraction medicinal and adult-use markets Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 2020 regulations Temporary Cannabis Event dried flower conditional license shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Completed Temporary License Application Form no infusion of alcohol Bond and Insurance Information ownership premises is not within a Government hang tag or a peel-back label MCSB nonlaboratory quality control stickers Proposition 65 California Department of Public Health period of 120 days recordkeeping licensing scheme disposal Vehicle Requirements commercial cannabis manufacturing in California medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together adult-use commercial cannabis activity structure and formation documents Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Premises Information online licensing system property for the commercial cannabis activity ingredient list inhalable cannabis ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Premises Diagram public health and safety diagram of the business’s layout capsules onsite consumption of cannabis goods Industrial Hemp Advisory Board medicinal and adult-use or both markets inventory MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Category II Residual Pesticides Testing labels not be attractive cannabis cartoons destruction of cannabis goods Distributor Transport Only highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Terpenoids Testing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) loop system Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles amount of THC content Local Jurisdictions Temporary License Application cannabis plants good manufacturing practices Transition Period inventory and quality control licensed cannabis distributors annual license application product guidelines cannabis training cannabis adult-use products medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing final form cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) transport cannabis goods to retailer 2020 compliance medicinal commercial cannabis activity storage of cannabis goods regulatory framework Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) cannabis market finished product valid waiver Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Financial Interest licensed cannabis cultivators Distributor transport retailers at least 20% ownership interest chain of custody government warning statement label Financial information opaque exit package compliance with local jurisdiction 2020 new laws potentially-hazardous foods 2020 issues meat and seafood, and other products Edibles– Products product formulation exit packaging BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery re-sealable security cannabis industries A-license packaging delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods procedures for inventory control Retailer (Type 10) 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market shipping manifest Proposed Section 40133 2020 laws topicals shared-use manufacturing facilities access to the area(s) 2020 fines 100 mg of THC per package Bond in the amount of $5,000 persons 21 years of age or older quality control evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Mechanical Local Authorization sanitary workplaces investment into a commercial cannabis business commercial kitchens equity interest in a commercial cannabis business MCSB’s temporary license application California Public Records Act Category I Residual Pesticides Testing licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories transportation ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE 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Cannabinoids Testing child-resistant packaging Premises diagram Temporary event up to 4 days cannabis sales and/or consumption amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Owner 2020 recent news secondary packaging purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands The California Department of Public Health's limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package 600-foot radius of a school evidence of rehabilitation Heavy Metals Testing Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) paper inserted into the packaging compliance with regulations Live Scans for each owner carbohydrates and fat per serving small product packaging three state cannabis-licensing authorities licensed physical location (premises) shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit 2020 revisions scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises hydrocarbon-based solvents Mycotoxins Testing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) packaging and labeling labeling public Licensee Lookup Tool mandated warning statements licensing cannabis microbusinesses highly-concentrated oils or waxes Form # CDPH-9041 Local Issuing Authority Operating Procedures cultivation Seller’s permit number Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) sales of cannabis goods financial interest holder manufacturers who package for other producers THC levels testing of cannabis goods Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving infusion 2020 proposed changes Foreign Material Testing The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch payable to the state of California Identifying information edibles packaging opaque CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business motor carrier permit conducting quality assurance review must enter certain events activity for a period of 120 days Individual Owner secured area designated structure edible products contaminant free 2020 important information cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Manufacturing (non-volatile) state cannabis licensing manufacturer's name A-licensees CDPH-issued universal symbol pre-made or purchased local jurisdiction’s requirements testing methods Business Information CO2 and ethanol extractions M-license licensing cannabis retailers medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity entry into the legal, regulated market license review process Carbon Dioxide (CO2) waste disposal supplemental label emergency regulations operating premises and more.

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


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