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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

This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Premises Diagram contaminant free Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control commercial cannabis manufacturing tinctures limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls inhalable cannabis Temporary Cannabis Event comply with all packaging and labeling requirements managing member pre-made or purchased 2020 problems testing of cannabis goods Foreign Material Testing Physical address security and cannabis waste disposal Category I Residual Pesticides Testing licensed cannabis distributors Type S share facility space track and trace system Owner Business Organizational California Public Records Act Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories quality control edible products medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing 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