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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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LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS distributors edible products Application Checklist limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Premises Information nonlaboratory quality control manufacturers who package for other producers 2018 issues evidence of rehabilitation Butane/Hexane/Propane minimum standards for extraction processes persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Moisture Content Testing conducting quality assurance review the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) child-resistant outer package local jurisdiction authorization Cultivation less than 10,000 The California Department of Public Health's 100 mg of THC per package Retailer (Type 10) licensed physical location (premises) Physical address exit packaging annual license application amount of sodium Licensee Information waste management laws commercial kitchens storage of cannabis goods cannabis sales and/or consumption final form MCSB’s temporary license application loan provided to a 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In addition, Adulterated Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Small Outdoor Product Identity Specialty Outdoor Serving Sanitize Adult-use Market alternate use of a manufacturing premises Infusion Raw material Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Request for Live Scan Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Watts per square foot DPH-17-010E Allergen cross-contact Outdoor cultivation Nursery Topical cannabis product Canopy Labeling Pest Nonvolatile solvent Premises Pre-roll Holding Quality Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Track-and-trace systems Processor Type 11 (Distributor) Ingredient Preventive controls Quarantine adulteration THC Adequate Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) MCSB 90-day extension periods Allergen M-license Finished product Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Cultivation Small Indoor Type N – for infusions Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Edible cannabis product Processing Track and trace system Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Quality control operation Microorganisms Cultivation site Environmental pathogen Contact surface Licensee cannabis concentrates infused butters and oils as concentrates package flower or pre-rolls Manufacturer licensee In-process material Processing aid Department CBD 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) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Nonmanufactured cannabis product Process Verification Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Kief Validation Type 12 (Microbusiness) Net weight Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Extraction Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Flowering Bureau Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Immature plant Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Mixed-light Tier 2 Proposition 65 warning statement Specialty Cottage Indoor Package Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 list of cannabis manufacturers Batch Applicant track and trace system Wet weight Distribution Volatile solvent Specialty Cottage Outdoor Informational panel Dried flower Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Pathogen Medium Outdoor Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Theoretical yield Medium Indoor Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Qualified individual Component Hazard Manufacture Cannabis product Specialty Indoor Universal symbol Harvest Batch Mixed-light Tier 1 Lot Limited-access area Mature plant Primary panel Monitor Mixed-light cultivation Actual yield Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Unique identifier Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Indoor cultivation UID Commercial cannabis activity Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods infused pre-rolls THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package CBD from industrial hemp Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 10 (Retailer) Personnel Quality control personnel and more.


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