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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

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


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