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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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statements Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) medicinal and adult-use markets required limits at least 20% ownership interest Operating Procedures no infusion of nicotine cannabis training consumption of alcohol or tobacco manned motor vehicle small product packaging final form cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale exception for testing laboratories Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division packaging and labeling public health and safety The California Department of Public Health's state cannabis licensing Temporary License Application LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS destruction of cannabis goods cannabis cartoons Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Identifying information product guidelines procedures for inventory control Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis waste Temporary License Application Information edibles packaging opaque allergen information packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls alcoholic beverages Ethanol Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Financial Interest Licensee Information scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) 100 mg of THC per package manufacturing cannabis products onsite consumption of cannabis goods Proposition 65 Track and Trace disposal testing laboratories licensed premises Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch secured area transportation manufacturing practices Cannabinoids Testing 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Form # CDPH-9041 workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control tamper-evident child-resistant packaging separate applications local 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