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


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