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

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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