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


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