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


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