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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding 2020 proposed changes premises diagram product as a candy prohibited track and trace system Licensee Lookup Tool Fingerprints period of 120 days 120 days manufacturers who package for other producers Edibles– Products Retailer (Type 10) 2020 important information Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) regulatory framework A-license and an M-license local jurisdiction’s requirements Bond in the amount of $5,000 disposal manufacture cannabis products LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS three cannabis licensing authorities persons 21 years of age or older 600-foot radius of a school secondary package onsite consumption of cannabis goods license review process concentrate testing lab 2020 compliance surety bond MCSB evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises annual license application delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Personnel Requirements Local Authorization nonlaboratory quality control testing methods labeling 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