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

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