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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 Financial Interest minimum standards for extraction processes Category II Residual Pesticides Testing investment into a commercial cannabis business 600-foot radius of a school delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods at least 99% purity ownership premises is not within a Government potentially-hazardous foods Licensee Lookup Tool laboratory quality assurance three cannabis licensing authorities valid waiver commercial kitchens Premises Diagram Local Issuing Authority Type S share facility space certified by a California-licensed engineer no infusion of alcohol MCSB’s temporary license application remove THC/CBD THC levels commercial cannabis manufacturing activity cannabis adult-use products state cannabis licensing access to the area(s) child-resistant outer package Temporary License Application Information extracts operating premises Financial information distributors Live Scans for each owner Track and Trace three 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