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Resources for Cannabis Business License Compliance in California

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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regulations contaminants regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California finished product Owner minimum standards for extraction processes secondary package diagram of the business’s layout three state cannabis-licensing authorities conducting quality assurance review ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing licensed cannabis cultivators limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package unique ID/batch number operating procedures cannabis training Terpenoids Testing manufacturing activities amount of sodium sanitary workplaces The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit cannabis cultivation licensing and more.

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