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(Type 10) persons 21 years of age or older licensed cannabis distributors manned motor vehicle highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin product guidelines Type S share facility space microbusinesses Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensing scheme contaminant free manufacturing practices hydrocarbon-based solvents cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Application Checklist sales of cannabis goods 2020 resolutions Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Personnel Requirements cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale edible products The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Completed Temporary License Application Form Form # CDPH-9041 remove THC/CBD packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Proposed Section 40133 designated structure Operating Procedures retailers cannabis cartoons potentially-hazardous foods 2020 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