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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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CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) medicinal commercial cannabis activity designated structure loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Microbusiness Local Authorization Attachment chain of custody transportation of cannabis goods limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package testing methods cannabis adult-use products Extractions using CO2 state cannabis licensing MCSB regulatory framework Moisture Content Testing Business Information onsite consumption of cannabis goods inventory Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) A-license and an M-license secondary packaging transporting cannabis goods MCSB’s temporary license application local jurisdiction’s requirements Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing labels not be attractive separate applications consumption of alcohol or tobacco annual license application retailers ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation three state cannabis-licensing 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In addition, CBD Pathogen Mixed-light Tier 1 Theoretical yield Pest In-process material Unique identifier Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Finished product Nursery Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Medium Indoor Net weight Manufacture Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Universal symbol MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 10 (Retailer) Process Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Infusion Adequate infused pre-rolls cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Package Microorganisms Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Bureau Adulterated Medium Outdoor Harvest Batch Mature plant Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Adult-use Market adulteration Qualified individual Product Identity Type N – for infusions Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Verification Lot Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 11 (Distributor) Indoor cultivation cannabis concentrates Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Distribution Specialty Indoor Immature plant Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Commercial cannabis activity Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) THC Labeling Proposition 65 warning statement Quarantine Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Quality control operation Topical cannabis product Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Ingredient Nonmanufactured cannabis product Mixed-light cultivation Informational panel Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Processing Watts per square foot Holding Department list of cannabis manufacturers Cultivation track and trace system Extraction Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Dried flower Specialty Cottage Outdoor Pre-roll Validation Outdoor cultivation Track-and-trace systems Small Outdoor Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) package flower or pre-rolls Canopy Flowering Hazard Sanitize Quality Quality control personnel Type 12 (Microbusiness) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Raw material Nonvolatile solvent Component Batch Environmental pathogen Specialty Cottage Indoor Monitor Allergen cross-contact Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Limited-access area Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 DPH-17-010E Type P – for packaging and labeling only Track and trace system Volatile solvent Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Processing aid CBD from industrial hemp Allergen Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) infused butters and oils as concentrates Contact surface Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Premises Personnel Wet weight Specialty Outdoor Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Cultivation site Request for Live Scan Primary panel alternate use of a manufacturing premises Processor Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) M-license Kief UID Edible cannabis product Preventive controls Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Serving 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) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Actual yield Licensee products similar to traditional food products prohibited Cannabis product Small Indoor Manufacturer licensee Applicant and more.


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