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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 Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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REQUIREMENTS destruction of cannabis goods minimum standards for extraction processes Proposed Section 40133 persons 21 years of age or older medicinal and adult-use or both markets microbusinesses Identifying information premises diagram purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands no infusion of nicotine Category I Residual Pesticides Testing California Public Records Act Individual Owner Retailer (Type 10) California Department of Public Health contaminants Premises Information The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) cannabis training 2019 compliance disclosure of all criminal convictions Licensee Lookup Tool extraction cannabis waste CDTFA seller’s permit basic nutritional information shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company chain of custody licensed physical location (premises) evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises loan provided to a 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California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Cannabis Manufacturing disposal and destruction methods 2019 recent news The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) motor carrier permit Transport vehicles alarm system A-licensees 2019 important information local jurisdiction public health and safety secondary package managing member limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Distributor transport The California Department of Public Health's comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Local Jurisdictions cultivation Fingerprints list of artificial food colorings alcoholic beverages cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale tinctures Live Scans for each owner manned motor vehicle infusion CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing product guidelines immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery licensed premises sampling standards online licensing system A-license exit packaging persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business exception 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Last updated on June 15, 2019

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