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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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