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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 Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

Last updated on August 11, 2020

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