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


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