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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) volatile solvent packaging and labeling requirements MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands destruction of cannabis goods manufacturing practices product guidelines Financial information activity for a period of 120 days Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) aggregate interest of 20% or more no added caffeine nonlaboratory quality control managing member licensing cannabis distributors Identifying information packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls cannabis training local jurisdiction authorization Personnel Requirements track and trace system microbusinesses no infusion of alcohol cannabis plants testing methods 600 foot radius of a school temporary license manufacturing activities extraction manned motor vehicle Fingerprints commercial 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activity payable to the state of California carbohydrates and fat per serving licensing cannabis microbusinesses separate applications ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation sanitary workplaces Cultivation less than 10,000 CDTFA seller’s permit edibles packaging opaque 120 days basic nutritional information Operating Procedures state cannabis licensing Mechanical Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 licensing cannabis retailers pre-made or purchased Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing child-resistant packaging paper inserted into the packaging Type S share facility space annual license application cannabis waste Food-grade Butter/Oil identity of the product final form Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis government warning statement label licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Completed Temporary License Application Form California Public Records Act evidence of 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