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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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manufacturing activities shared-use manufacturing facilities hang tag or a peel-back label evidence of rehabilitation product formulation limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensed cannabis manufacturers quality control inventory and quality control Business Organizational cannabis industries licensing cannabis microbusinesses payable to the state of California state cannabis licensing Proposition 65 2024 revisions Temporary License Application Information Cultivation less than 10,000 recordkeeping licensed premises sanitary and hazard-free environment disclosure of all criminal convictions inhalable cannabis compliance with local jurisdiction limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Vehicle Requirements Financial Interest immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery 2024 compliance edibles packaging opaque stickers CDPH-issued universal symbol 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In addition, THC Nursery M-license Distribution Premises Processor Manufacturer licensee Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) In-process material Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Indoor cultivation Request for Live Scan track and trace system Actual yield Contact surface Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Small Outdoor Allergen Type P – for packaging and labeling only Applicant Quality control operation Nonvolatile solvent Medium Outdoor Immature plant Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) cannabis concentrates Cultivation Batch Canopy Finished product Allergen cross-contact Quality Bureau Cannabis product Processing aid Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Commercial cannabis activity Environmental pathogen Small Indoor Flowering Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 10 (Retailer) Limited-access area Track and trace system infused pre-rolls 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) Medium Indoor Kief Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Track-and-trace systems Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Preventive controls Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Mixed-light Tier 2 Mature plant Theoretical yield Microorganisms Lot Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Net weight Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Extraction Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Qualified individual Adult-use Market Process Adulterated DPH-17-010E adulteration UID Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Topical cannabis product Personnel Proposition 65 warning statement CBD from industrial hemp Cultivation site Quality control personnel Universal symbol Component list of cannabis manufacturers Mixed-light cultivation Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Quarantine Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Pest Pre-roll Volatile solvent Mixed-light Tier 1 products similar to traditional food products prohibited Package Watts per square foot cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Processing Type 11 (Distributor) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Sanitize Validation Department Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Serving Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Adequate infused butters and oils as concentrates Licensee Dried flower Hazard Verification Infusion Informational panel Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Outdoor cultivation Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Outdoor Harvest Batch Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type N – for infusions Product Identity Pathogen MCSB 90-day extension periods Labeling Holding Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Wet weight THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Manufacture Monitor Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) CBD Primary panel Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Ingredient Unique identifier Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 package flower or pre-rolls Specialty Indoor alternate use of a manufacturing premises Edible cannabis product Specialty Outdoor Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Raw material and more.


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