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


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