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


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