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


Last updated on July 2, 2020



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