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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


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


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