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

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


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