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


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