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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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License Application Information limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving testing laboratories Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Owner Temporary event up to 4 days CO2 and ethanol extractions Live Scans for each owner Edibles– Products infusion at least 99% purity The California Department of Public Health's member manager Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS California Department of Public Health commercial kitchens Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing licensed cannabis cultivators regulatory framework certified by a California-licensed engineer Heavy Metals Testing manufacturing cannabis products designated structure licensing cannabis distributors child-resistant packaging security and cannabis waste disposal Temporary License Application Application Checklist comply with all packaging and labeling requirements 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In addition, Hazard Primary panel Volatile solvent gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Proposition 65 warning statement Quality Product Identity Request for Live Scan Labeling Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Immature plant Sanitize Commercial cannabis activity Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 CBD Mixed-light Tier 1 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Flowering Premises Pathogen Processor track and trace system Nonvolatile solvent Extraction Specialty Cottage Outdoor UID Medium Indoor Theoretical yield Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Harvest Batch Raw material Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Processing Allergen Infusion Holding Topical cannabis product Manufacture Environmental pathogen Microorganisms Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Package Type P – for packaging and labeling only MCSB 90-day extension periods DPH-17-010E Department Manufacturer licensee Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Bureau Universal symbol Validation Specialty Outdoor THC Allergen cross-contact Pest Contact surface Small Indoor Informational panel list of cannabis manufacturers Type 11 (Distributor) Licensee Quarantine Small Outdoor Preventive controls Component CBD from industrial hemp Actual yield infused pre-rolls Adequate Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Watts per square foot Adulterated Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) package flower or pre-rolls Nursery Quality control personnel Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Qualified individual 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) Canopy Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Wet weight Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Edible cannabis product Mixed-light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Indoor Applicant Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Quality control operation Nonmanufactured cannabis product M-license cannabis concentrates In-process material alternate use of a manufacturing premises Cultivation site Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Personnel Verification Batch Adult-use Market Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Processing aid Distribution Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Ingredient Pre-roll Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods adulteration Monitor Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Net weight Unique identifier Mature plant Track-and-trace systems Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Limited-access area Type N – for infusions Cultivation THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Track and trace system Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) infused butters and oils as concentrates Indoor cultivation Outdoor cultivation Type 10 (Retailer) Process Lot Specialty Indoor Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Cannabis product Kief Mixed-light cultivation Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Medium Outdoor Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Dried flower Serving Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Finished product and more.


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