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California Department of Public Health (CDPH) compliance with local jurisdiction product formulation cannabis waste shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit informational panel adult-use commercial cannabis activity MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery 2018 laws Criminal History supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products three cannabis licensing authorities supply chain aggregate interest of 20% or more Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package period of 120 days LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS opaque exit package amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Physical address Arranging for laboratory testing medicinal and adult-use markets consumption of alcohol or tobacco cannabis cartoons remove THC/CBD Licensee Information retailers local jurisdiction commercial 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