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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 Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Local Authorization Attachment labels not be attractive pre-made or purchased Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package track and trace system temporary license compliance with local jurisdiction Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act transportation and security carbohydrates and fat per serving Temporary event up to 4 days ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Heavy Metals Testing licensing cannabis distributors licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Retailer (Type 10) regulatory framework M-licensees Extractions using CO2 microbusinesses medicinal and adult-use markets Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Cannabis Manufacturing disclosure of all criminal convictions Type S share facility space informational panel A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity supplemental label shared-use manufacturing facilities product formulation Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) packaging and labeling Physical address 2020 resolutions disposal Seller’s permit number 2020 proposed changes consumption of alcohol or tobacco no added caffeine vape cartridges 2020 regulations Manufacturing (non-volatile) infusion Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products testing methods Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing operating procedures medicinal and adult-use or both markets persons 21 years of age or older state cannabis licensing annual license application Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Butane/Hexane/Propane amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Proposed Section 40133 emergency regulations Identifying information manufacture cannabis products Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 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