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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
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


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information 2019 proposed changes ingredient list 2019 issues Retailer (Type 10) 2019 regulations highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin waste disposal Mechanical waste management laws local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations track and trace system microbusinesses Proposition 65 THC levels Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing an officer or director of a cannabis business Cannabinoids Testing Local Jurisdictions cultivation hydrocarbon-based solvents MCSB’s temporary license application testing of cannabis goods informational panel amount of THC content Vehicle Requirements period of 120 days emergency regulations Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) no infusion of alcohol periods of 90 days extensions online licensing system regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis 2019 revisions valid waiver government warning statement label Arranging for laboratory testing secondary package cannabis products in container or wrapper 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In addition, Quality control personnel Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) track and trace system Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Batch Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Lot Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Wet weight Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Distribution Personnel Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) cannabis concentrates Unique identifier Small Outdoor Mixed-light Tier 1 Contact surface Edible cannabis product Immature plant Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Medium Outdoor Outdoor cultivation Holding Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Process Premises Quality control operation Theoretical yield list of cannabis manufacturers Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Dried flower Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Primary panel THC Product Identity cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Nonmanufactured cannabis product Processing Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Infusion Canopy UID Mixed-light cultivation Nursery Adequate Pest Cultivation site products similar to traditional food products prohibited CBD CBD from industrial hemp Small Indoor Processing aid THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Actual yield Mixed-light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Preventive controls Cultivation adulteration Manufacture alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) MCSB 90-day extension periods Department Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Serving Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Quality Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Specialty Indoor Nonvolatile solvent Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Proposition 65 warning statement Verification Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Monitor Track-and-trace systems Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) M-license Labeling Component Adult-use Market Bureau Indoor cultivation Pathogen In-process material Applicant Raw material Type N – for infusions Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Specialty Outdoor Watts per square foot Cannabis product Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Topical cannabis product Allergen Flowering Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Qualified individual Adulterated Informational panel Type P – for packaging and labeling only 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) Type 12 (Microbusiness) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Specialty Cottage Outdoor Processor Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 11 (Distributor) Sanitize Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) infused pre-rolls Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Kief Mature plant Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Finished product Limited-access area Allergen cross-contact infused butters and oils as concentrates Specialty Cottage Indoor Track and trace system Hazard package flower or pre-rolls Microorganisms Pre-roll Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Quarantine DPH-17-010E Request for Live Scan Net weight Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Medium Indoor Universal symbol Commercial cannabis activity Harvest Batch Extraction Validation Type 10 (Retailer) Package Volatile solvent Ingredient Environmental pathogen Licensee Manufacturer licensee and more.


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