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Definitions

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§ 8000. Definitions.

The following definitions, in addition to those stated in section 26001 of the Business and Professions Code, apply to this chapter.
§ 8000 (a) “Act” means the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, division 10, chapter 1 (commencing with section 26000) of the Business and Professions Code.
§ 8000 (b) “Applicant” means an owner of the applicant entity or sole proprietor applying for a state license pursuant to this division.
§ 8000 (c) “Applicant entity” means the entity or sole proprietor applying for a state cannabis cultivation license.
§ 8000 (d) “Batch” or “harvest batch” means a specifically identified quantity of dried flower or trim, leaves, and other cannabis plant matter that is uniform in strain or cultivar, harvested in whole, or in part, at the same time, and, if applicable, cultivated using the same pesticides and other agricultural chemicals.
§ 8000 (e) “Bureau” means the Bureau of Cannabis Control within the Department of Consumer Affairs, formerly named the Bureau of Marijuana Control, the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, and the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation.
§ 8000 (f) “Canopy” means the designated area(s) at a licensed premises, except nurseries and processors, that will contain mature plants at any point in time, as follows:
(1) Canopy shall be calculated in square feet and measured using clearly identifiable boundaries of all area(s) that will contain mature plants at any point in time, including all of the space(s) within the boundaries;
(2) Canopy may be noncontiguous but each unique area included in the total canopy calculation shall be separated by an identifiable boundary that includes, but is not limited to, interior walls, shelves, greenhouse walls, hoop house walls, garden benches, hedgerows, fencing, garden beds, or garden plots; and
(3) If mature plants are being cultivated using a shelving system, the surface area of each level shall be included in the total canopy calculation
§ 8000 (g) “Commercial cannabis activity” includes the cultivation, possession, manufacture, distribution, processing, storing, laboratory testing, packaging, labeling, transportation, delivery, or sale of cannabis and cannabis products as provided for in this chapter.
§ 8000 (h) “Cultivation” means any activity involving the planting, growing, harvesting, drying, curing, grading, or trimming of cannabis.
§ 8000 (i) “Cultivation site” means a location where commercial cannabis is planted, grown, harvested, dried, cured, graded, or trimmed, or a location where any combination of those activities occurs.
§ 8000 (j) “Department” means the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
§ 8000 (k) “Dried flower” means all dead cannabis that has been harvested, dried, cured, or otherwise processed, excluding leaves and stems
§ 8000 (l) “Flowering” means that a cannabis plant has formed a mass of pistils measuring greater than one half inch wide at its widest point.
§ 8000 (m) “Immature plant” or “immature” means a cannabis plant that has a first true leaf measuring greater than one half inch long from base to tip (if started from seed) or a mass of roots measuring greater than one half inch wide at its widest point (if vegetatively propagated), but which is not flowering.
§ 8000 (n) “Indoor cultivation” means the cultivation of cannabis within a permanent structure using exclusively artificial light or within any type of structure using artificial light at a rate above twenty-five watts per square foot.
§ 8000 (o) “Kief” means the resinous trichomes of cannabis that have been separated from the cannabis plant.
§ 8000 (p) “Licensee” means any person holding a license pursuant to this chapter.
§ 8000 (q) “Light deprivation” means the use of any technique to eliminate natural light in order to induce flowering.
§ 8000 (r) “Lot” means a batch, or a specifically identified portion of a batch.
§ 8000 (s) “Mature plant” or “mature” means a cannabis plant that is flowering.
§ 8000 (t) “Mixed-light cultivation” means the cultivation of mature cannabis in a greenhouse, hoop-house, glasshouse, conservatory, hothouse, or other similar structure using a combination of:
(1) Natural light and light deprivation and one of the artificial lighting models listed below:
(A) “Mixed-light Tier 1” without the use of artificial light or the use of artificial light at a rate above zero, but no more than six watts per square foot;
(B) “Mixed-light Tier 2” the use of artificial light at a rate above six and below or equal to twenty-five watts per square foot; or
(2) Natural light and one of the artificial lighting models listed below:
(A) “Mixed-light Tier 1” the use of artificial light at a rate above zero, but no more than six watts per square foot;
(B) “Mixed-light Tier 2” the use of artificial light at a rate above six and below or equal to twenty-five watts per square foot.
§ 8000 (u) “Net weight” means the weight of harvested cannabis and cannabis products, exclusive of all materials, substances, or items not part of the commodity itself, including but not limited to containers, conveyances, bags, wrappers, packaging materials, labels, and individual piece coverings, and that meet the requirements in section 8406(b).
§ 8000 (v) “Nonmanufactured cannabis product” means flower, shake, leaf, pre-rolls, and kief that is obtained from accumulation in containers or sifted from loose, dry cannabis flower or leaf with a mesh screen or sieve.
§ 8000 (w) “Nursery” means all activities associated with producing clones, immature plants, seeds, and other agricultural products used specifically for the propagation and cultivation of cannabis.
§ 8000 (x) “Outdoor cultivation” means the cultivation of mature cannabis without the use of artificial lighting or light deprivation in the canopy area at any point in time. Artificial lighting is permissible only to maintain immature plants outside the canopy area.
§ 8000 (y) “Pest” means any of the following that is, or is liable to become, dangerous or detrimental to the agricultural or nonagricultural environment of the state:
(1) Any insect, predatory animal, rodent, nematode, or weed; and
(2) Any form of terrestrial, aquatic, or aerial plant or animal virus, fungus, bacteria, or other microorganism (except viruses, fungi, bacteria, or other microorganisms on or in living man or other living animals).
§ 8000 (z) “Premises” means the designated structure or structures and land specified in the application that is owned, leased, or otherwise held under the control of the applicant or licensee where the commercial cannabis activity will be or is conducted. The premises shall be a contiguous area and shall only be occupied by one licensee.
§ 8000 (aa) “Pre-roll” means any combination of the following rolled in paper: flower, shake, leaf, or kief that is obtained from accumulation in containers or sifted from loose, dry cannabis flower or leaf with a mesh screen or sieve.
§ 8000 (ab) “Process,” “Processing,” and “Processes” mean all activities associated with the drying, curing, grading, trimming, rolling, storing, packaging, and labeling of cannabis or nonmanufactured cannabis products.
§ 8000 (ac)“Track-and-trace system” means the state-approved system used to track commercial cannabis activity and movement.
§ 8000 (ad) “Unique identifier” or “UID” means an alphanumeric code or designation used for reference to a specific plant on a licensed premises and any cannabis or cannabis product derived or manufactured from that plant.
§ 8000 (ae) “Watts per square foot” means the sum of the maximum wattage of all lights identified in the designated canopy area(s) in the cultivation plan divided by the sum of the dimensions in square feet of designated canopy area(s) identified in the cultivation plan.
§ 8000 (af) “Wet weight” means the weight of harvested, non-dried cannabis, on the licensed premises or being transported between licensees that does not meet the net weight requirements in section 8406(b).

Authority: Sections 26012 and 26013, Business and Professions Code.
Reference: Sections 26001 and 26013, Business and Professions Code; and Section 12754.5, Food and Agricultural Code.

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