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

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