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


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