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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 Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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Authority Licensee Information evidence of rehabilitation good manufacturing practices edible products Foreign Material Testing labeling cannabis event organizer license Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) ingredient list Edibles– Products final form period of 120 days Proposition 65 Form # CDPH-9041 compliance with regulations scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving 600 foot radius of a school operating procedures Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) some nutritional facts inventory opaque exit package Terpenoids Testing premises diagram waste management laws Business Organizational waste disposal inventory and quality control public health and safety 2020 proposed changes transportation and security regulatory framework structure and formation documents Temporary License Application Information sugar product 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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) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Component Type 11 (Distributor) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Personnel Specialty Indoor Watts per square foot Manufacture THC Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Quality Dried flower Small Indoor Applicant Processing Processing aid list of cannabis manufacturers track and trace system UID Medium Indoor Type N – for infusions Primary panel Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Adulterated Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Adult-use Market Sanitize Lot gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 infused pre-rolls infused butters and oils as concentrates Cultivation site Pest Indoor cultivation Edible cannabis product Manufacturer licensee MCSB 90-day extension periods Quality control personnel Track and trace system Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Ingredient package flower or pre-rolls Nonvolatile solvent Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Quality control operation Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Flowering Preventive controls Theoretical yield M-license Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Licensee Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Wet weight Qualified individual Cultivation Process Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Small Outdoor Unique identifier Serving Product Identity Track-and-trace systems Finished product Labeling Net weight Limited-access area products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Allergen Mixed-light cultivation Specialty Outdoor Allergen cross-contact Commercial cannabis activity Monitor Specialty Cottage Outdoor cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Package Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Environmental pathogen Actual yield Cannabis product Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Nursery Canopy Contact surface Outdoor cultivation THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Kief Department Bureau Adequate Validation Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) CBD Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Specialty Cottage Indoor Informational panel Hazard Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Quarantine Holding cannabis concentrates Distribution Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Extraction Pathogen Premises In-process material CBD from industrial hemp Raw material Processor Medium Outdoor Batch Nonmanufactured cannabis product adulteration Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Infusion DPH-17-010E Type 10 (Retailer) Immature plant Topical cannabis product Proposition 65 warning statement Volatile solvent Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Request for Live Scan Universal symbol Verification Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Microorganisms Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Pre-roll Harvest Batch Mature plant alternate use of a manufacturing premises and more.

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