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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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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding three cannabis licensing authorities aggregate interest of 20% or more 2020 fines at least 99% purity Moisture Content Testing Licensees Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods licensing cannabis retailers equity interest in a commercial cannabis business government warning statement label re-sealable local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations destruction of cannabis goods cannabis cartoons loan provided to a commercial cannabis business licensed cannabis distributors A-licensees no infusion of nicotine scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises required limits good manufacturing practices licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises state cannabis licensing Premises diagram Food-grade Butter/Oil Percentage of ownership quality control cannabis adult-use products some nutritional facts remove THC/CBD 2020 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