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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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occupy the premises manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS diagram of the business’s layout microbusinesses manufacturing cannabis products licensing cannabis microbusinesses 2021 recent news at least 20% ownership interest Local Jurisdictions premises diagram at least 99% purity requiring refrigeration carbohydrates and fat per serving nonlaboratory quality control scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Proposed Section 40133 Labor peace agreement no infusion of nicotine property for the commercial cannabis activity 600 foot radius of a school commercial cannabis manufacturing in California CDPH-issued universal symbol structure and formation documents shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit disposal and destruction methods Track and Trace edible products compliance with regulations cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale public health and safety 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In addition, Pathogen Outdoor cultivation Premises Product Identity Finished product THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package THC Watts per square foot Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) UID Contact surface Distribution Monitor Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Universal symbol Edible cannabis product Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Volatile solvent Unique identifier Licensee Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Environmental pathogen Cultivation site Specialty Cottage Indoor Process Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Topical cannabis product Mature plant Processing Informational panel Bureau Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Raw material Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Request for Live Scan Commercial cannabis activity cannabis concentrates Quality control personnel Pest Specialty Indoor Quarantine infused pre-rolls Personnel Department Nursery CBD Proposition 65 warning statement Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Kief Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Component track and trace system Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Infusion Type 11 (Distributor) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Cultivation Limited-access area Applicant Quality Serving package flower or pre-rolls Indoor cultivation Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Track-and-trace systems Type 10 (Retailer) Net weight Allergen In-process material Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Qualified individual Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Mixed-light Tier 2 Nonmanufactured cannabis product Medium Outdoor Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Manufacturer licensee Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Ingredient Mixed-light Tier 1 Primary panel MCSB 90-day extension periods infused butters and oils as concentrates Verification Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Adulterated Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Preventive controls Batch Actual yield Nonvolatile solvent Flowering Lot adulteration Specialty Outdoor Specialty Cottage Outdoor Medium Indoor Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Small Indoor M-license Manufacture Holding Labeling 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) Extraction Canopy Processor Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Processing aid Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Mixed-light cultivation Allergen cross-contact Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Sanitize DPH-17-010E Hazard Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Validation products similar to traditional food products prohibited Quality control operation Dried flower list of cannabis manufacturers alternate use of a manufacturing premises Package Adult-use Market Theoretical yield Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Harvest Batch Pre-roll Type N – for infusions gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Track and trace system Small Outdoor Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 CBD from industrial hemp Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Immature plant Adequate Wet weight cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Cannabis product Microorganisms and more.


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