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


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