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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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of cannabis goods ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Local Issuing Authority Licensee Information Edibles– Products persons 21 years of age or older shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company three state cannabis-licensing authorities certified by a California-licensed engineer activity for a period of 120 days inventory Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis cultivation licensing CDPH-issued universal symbol purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands conducting quality assurance review onsite consumption of cannabis goods operating procedures Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) payable to the state of California 2020 compliance transportation procedures for inventory control disposal and destruction methods carbohydrates and fat per serving disclosure of all criminal convictions Percentage of 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In addition, Lot track and trace system Environmental pathogen MCSB 90-day extension periods Mature plant Nursery Package Microorganisms Hazard Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Quarantine Track and trace system CBD Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Edible cannabis product Raw material Informational panel Component Pre-roll gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Contact surface Mixed-light Tier 2 Verification Kief Immature plant UID Cultivation Type 12 (Microbusiness) Validation M-license Quality control operation Allergen In-process material Universal symbol alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Medium Outdoor Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type P – for packaging and labeling only Monitor Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Volatile solvent Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Cultivation site Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Infusion infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Adulterated Pathogen Wet weight Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Processor Extraction Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Dried flower CBD from industrial hemp Processing aid Specialty Indoor Specialty Cottage Outdoor Unique identifier Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Quality control personnel Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 10 (Retailer) Labeling Batch Serving Finished product Limited-access area Distribution Canopy Manufacture Licensee cannabis concentrates Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Bureau Mixed-light Tier 1 adulteration Type 11 (Distributor) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Small Indoor Processing Track-and-trace systems Actual yield Process list of cannabis manufacturers Topical cannabis product Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Adequate Ingredient cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Small Outdoor Holding Proposition 65 warning statement Sanitize Preventive controls Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Indoor cultivation Product Identity Premises Harvest Batch Applicant Department Outdoor cultivation Mixed-light cultivation Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Personnel Adult-use Market package flower or pre-rolls Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Watts per square foot Primary panel Type P Packaging & Labeling Only DPH-17-010E Flowering Pest 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) Manufacturer licensee Theoretical yield Request for Live Scan Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Qualified individual infused pre-rolls Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type N – for infusions Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Net weight Cannabis product Medium Indoor Commercial cannabis activity Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Allergen cross-contact Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Specialty Cottage Indoor Nonvolatile solvent Specialty Outdoor THC Quality and more.


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