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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

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