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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
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 important information licensing cannabis microbusinesses allergen information Cultivation less than 10,000 Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division investment into a commercial cannabis business period of 120 days sampling standards at least 99% purity cannabis market Arranging for laboratory testing health impacts of cannabis supply chain licensed physical location (premises) written procedures for inventory control CDTFA seller’s permit regulatory framework Business Organizational re-sealable CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Premises Information health claims shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit must enter certain events Fingerprints disposal and destruction methods Financial Interest Moisture Content Testing A-licensees Proposition 65 conditional 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In addition, Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Small Indoor Extraction Raw material Applicant Process Pest Qualified individual Bureau Package Mixed-light cultivation Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Manufacturer licensee Net weight Edible cannabis product DPH-17-010E Personnel Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Department Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) list of cannabis manufacturers Informational panel Theoretical yield Topical cannabis product Type 10 (Retailer) Primary panel CBD Manufacture Kief Commercial cannabis activity Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Processing Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Limited-access area Specialty Cottage Indoor Preventive controls Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Cultivation Medium Indoor Type P – for packaging and labeling only cannabis concentrates Batch Track and trace system Component Wet weight Indoor cultivation Immature plant Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Mixed-light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Outdoor Canopy Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints products similar to traditional food products prohibited Licensee Hazard UID Finished product Lot gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Allergen cross-contact Quality control operation Specialty Outdoor Premises Processor Allergen Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Distribution Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Quarantine Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type N – for infusions Microorganisms Type 11 (Distributor) Specialty Indoor Validation Proposition 65 warning statement alternate use of a manufacturing premises Flowering Cannabis product Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Nursery track and trace system Pre-roll THC Outdoor cultivation Adulterated Product Identity Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Processing aid Environmental pathogen infused butters and oils as concentrates infused pre-rolls Harvest Batch adulteration Dried flower Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Monitor Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Medium Outdoor Mature plant 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) Cultivation site Labeling Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Pathogen Contact surface Track-and-trace systems Infusion Unique identifier Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) In-process material Nonvolatile solvent Volatile solvent MCSB 90-day extension periods THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Universal symbol Actual yield Watts per square foot Serving Ingredient Verification Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 12 (Microbusiness) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Adequate Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Small Outdoor package flower or pre-rolls Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) CBD from industrial hemp Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Sanitize Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Request for Live Scan M-license Quality Adult-use Market Holding Quality control personnel and more.


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