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

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and/or consumption Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods at least 99% purity recordkeeping health claims no infusion of nicotine pre-made or purchased secured area Terpenoids Testing local jurisdiction Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act mandated warning statements destruction of cannabis goods persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Edibles– Products three state cannabis-licensing authorities conducting quality assurance review Moisture Content Testing manufacturing cannabis products medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity capsules Mycotoxins Testing required limits public Licensee Lookup Tool The California Department of Public Health's limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving meat and seafood, and other products at least 20% ownership interest 2021 regulations inventory and quality control commercial cannabis products good manufacturing practices Standard 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In addition, Preventive controls Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Contact surface Commercial cannabis activity Holding Component Canopy Bureau Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Mixed-light Tier 2 Medium Indoor Adulterated Specialty Cottage Indoor Premises Applicant Wet weight Nursery Labeling cannabis concentrates Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Quarantine gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA CBD Qualified individual Volatile solvent Type N – for infusions Nonvolatile solvent Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Batch MCSB 90-day extension periods Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Quality control operation Validation Processing aid Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Adult-use Market Type P – for packaging and labeling only Net weight Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Edible cannabis product Ingredient Mixed-light Tier 1 Kief Distribution Sanitize Processor Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Environmental pathogen Allergen cross-contact Specialty Cottage Outdoor Immature plant Process DPH-17-010E Topical cannabis product Limited-access area Nonmanufactured cannabis product list of cannabis manufacturers UID Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 THC infused pre-rolls Department Cannabis product Type 11 (Distributor) Mature plant Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Mixed-light cultivation cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Raw material Primary panel Theoretical yield Small Indoor Informational panel Dried flower adulteration Quality control personnel Licensee Product Identity alternate use of a manufacturing premises Proposition 65 warning statement Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Lot Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Track and trace system Finished product Specialty Indoor Allergen Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Cultivation Actual yield Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Microorganisms Type 10 (Retailer) In-process material Hazard Verification Watts per square foot Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) 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) M-license Pest Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Package Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents CBD from industrial hemp Harvest Batch Unique identifier Personnel Serving Flowering Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Medium Outdoor Specialty Outdoor Infusion Cultivation site package flower or pre-rolls Adequate Manufacture Pre-roll Extraction Quality Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Small Outdoor Indoor cultivation infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Outdoor cultivation Monitor Manufacturer licensee Processing Pathogen Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Track-and-trace systems track and trace system Universal symbol Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Request for Live Scan and more.


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