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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
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older Percentage of ownership commercial cannabis manufacturing activity conducting quality assurance review licensed cannabis distributors stickers A-license and an M-license manufacturing activities Premises Information primary panel requirements THC levels contaminants Ethanol nonlaboratory quality control payable to the state of California The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Seller’s permit number public health and safety security and cannabis waste disposal California Department of Public Health (CDPH) licensing cannabis retailers state cannabis licensing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale capsules Fingerprints Local Authorization Attachment CDPH-9041 aggregate interest of 20% or more CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL labeling ingredient list edible products Physical address tinctures local jurisdiction adult-use commercial cannabis activity protocol tobacco products limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package amount of sodium waste disposal list of 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