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transporting cannabis goods MCSB MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Distributor transport cannabis sales and/or consumption at least 20% ownership interest Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Retailer (nonstorefront) Cultivation less than 10,000 final form Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Bond and Insurance Information persons 21 years of age or older operating premises temporary license designated structure M-license dried flower inventory and quality control loop system re-sealable mandated warning statements Bond in the amount of $5,000 CO2 and ethanol extractions Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control period of 120 days surety bond Extractions using CO2 Personnel Requirements periods of 90 days extensions an officer or director of a cannabis business product formulation medicinal and adult-use markets cannabis event organizer license unique ID/batch number entry into the legal, regulated market Office of 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procedures state cannabis licensing MCSB’s temporary license application the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) compliance with local jurisdiction Edibles– Products Financial information premises diagram definition of owner The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises alcoholic beverages nonlaboratory quality control at least 99% purity amount of sodium vape cartridges CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing public health and safety A-licensees potentially-hazardous foods valid waiver hydrocarbon-based solvents Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) highly-concentrated oils or waxes Cannabis Manufacturing licensed cannabis cultivators no infusion of nicotine manufacturing cannabis products capsules Physical address primary panel requirements commercial cannabis activity amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package procedures for inventory control cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 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