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Local Authorization testing of cannabis goods at least 20% ownership interest Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) emergency regulations minimum standards for extraction processes investment into a commercial cannabis business product formulation Ethanol immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving carbohydrates and fat per serving storage of cannabis goods entry into the legal, regulated market packaging and labeling requirements sales of cannabis goods Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 exception for testing laboratories regulatory framework shipping manifest Proposed Section 40133 Individual Owner cultivation sampling standards supplemental label shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit surety bond protocol Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing volatile solvent operating premises supply chains for medicinal 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medicinal-use market manned motor vehicle licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises medicinal and adult-use or both markets disclosure of all criminal convictions Distributor transport Licensee Information Local Authorization Attachment waste management laws re-sealable Mechanical product guidelines Distributor Transport Only The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) local jurisdiction authorization ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) 600-foot radius of a school Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 local jurisdiction’s requirements informational panel 600 foot radius of a school Manufacturing (non-volatile) Owner Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company persons 21 years of age or 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