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


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