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Master manufacturing protocol checklist

Master manufacturing protocol checklist

The Master Manufacturing Protocol is a written document that describes how to make a cannabis product. It lists the type and amount of each ingredient to use and each step that must be followed to safely and consistently produce the product.

This protocol helps reduce adulteration risk by preventing incorrect or unintended ingredients from being incorporated into a batch. It includes steps to mitigate the hazards identified in the manufacturing licensee’s Product Quality Plan. It also ensures uniformity among all batches produced by the licensed manufacturer.

Included in this checklist

  • Ingredients/components
  • Production steps
  • Packaging and labeling

Download the manufacturing protocol checklist

This checklist will help verify that your Master Manufacturing Protocols include the required information.

View the DCC regulations

A complete list of requirements can be found in section 17215 of the Department of Cannabis Control’s regulations. (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 4, § 17215.)

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  • Manufacturing license fees

    Manufacturing license types are based on the activities performed, the chemicals used for extraction and post processing, if any, and whether the manufacturer works in a shared-use facility.

  • Child-resistant Packaging (CRP)

    State law requires that all cannabis goods are sold in child-resistant packaging (CRP). CRP is packaging that is designed to be hard for children under five years of age to open. It is the responsibility of the licensee that packaged the cannabis good to make sure that the package meets CRP requirements.