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


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