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


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