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A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Premises Diagram Temporary event up to 4 days property for the commercial cannabis activity Licensee Information A-license Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division health claims Financial information surety bond limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Temporary License Application regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California exception for testing laboratories 2018 issues written procedures for inventory control some nutritional facts manufacturing activities good manufacturing practices Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods sales of cannabis goods remove THC/CBD medicinal and adult-use or both markets comply with all packaging and labeling requirements local jurisdiction’s requirements A-licensees loop system Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) highly-concentrated oils or waxes 2018 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