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


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