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


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