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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 Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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