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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 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Volatile solvent Actual yield Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Medium Indoor infused butters and oils as concentrates Informational panel Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Bureau Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Small Outdoor Nursery package flower or pre-rolls Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 12 (Microbusiness) Nonvolatile solvent MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Pathogen Mixed-light Tier 1 Adult-use Market Raw material Immature plant Monitor Unique identifier Cultivation Kief Product Identity Mature plant gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Qualified individual Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Manufacture Process Topical cannabis product In-process material Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Pest Specialty Indoor Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Component track and trace system Request for Live Scan Type 10 (Retailer) Track and trace system Contact surface Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Dried flower Allergen Manufacturer licensee Allergen cross-contact Pre-roll Mixed-light cultivation Applicant Verification Flowering Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Quality control personnel Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Cannabis product THC Edible cannabis product Processing aid Lot Type 11 (Distributor) Labeling CBD from industrial hemp Quality Quarantine Department Sanitize M-license Nonmanufactured cannabis product Cultivation site Type P – for packaging and labeling only Personnel Theoretical yield Harvest Batch cannabis concentrates Distribution Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Batch Preventive controls Licensee CBD infused pre-rolls Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Commercial cannabis activity alternate use of a manufacturing premises Infusion Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Hazard adulteration Premises Microorganisms Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 list of cannabis manufacturers Validation Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Quality control operation Small Indoor Canopy Proposition 65 warning statement Processor Universal symbol Holding Watts per square foot Indoor cultivation Extraction Primary panel Wet weight Limited-access area DPH-17-010E Type N – for infusions Package Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Outdoor cultivation Net weight UID Finished product Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Adulterated Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Track-and-trace systems Serving Processing Environmental pathogen Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Medium Outdoor Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Adequate Specialty Outdoor Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Ingredient Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) and more.


Last updated on January 23, 2021



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