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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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niger, A. terreus) Bond in the amount of $5,000 testing lab Completed Temporary License Application Form regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Temporary Cannabis Event Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 2021 revisions pre-made or purchased valid waiver The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) at least 20% ownership interest commercial cannabis manufacturing activity cannabis cartoons Local Authorization local jurisdiction authorization managing member delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Local Authorization Attachment diagram of the business’s layout Business Organizational secured area nonlaboratory quality control extracts distributors Transport vehicles alarm system commercial cannabis manufacturing Financial Interest payable to the state of California online licensing system cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale compliance with local 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of the legal right to occupy the premises sugar limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package licensed cannabis cultivators Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control at least 99% purity Licensee Information Temporary License Application Information emergency regulations Seller’s permit number licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity no added caffeine re-sealable structure and formation documents certified by a California-licensed engineer must enter certain events Retailer (Type 10) immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery The California Department of Public Health's hydrocarbon-based solvents supplemental label Live Scans for each owner Business Information Water/Food-grade Dry Ice financial interest holder unique ID/batch number loop system licensing cannabis microbusinesses Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Arranging for laboratory testing packaging and labeling requirements Application Checklist motor carrier permit 2021 recent news Local Jurisdictions Extractions using CO2 Category II Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis market Cultivation less than 10,000 stickers licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers sanitary workplaces waste disposal manufacture cannabis products Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Financial information commercial cannabis activity 120 days capsules required limits storage of cannabis goods 2021 important information testing methods packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls licensing scheme MCSB’s temporary license application Manufacturing (non-volatile) Type S share facility space public health and safety government warning statement label Premises Diagram Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act tamper-evident primary panel requirements Form # 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