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In addition, Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) adulteration Theoretical yield Cannabis product Monitor In-process material Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) infused pre-rolls Processor Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Qualified individual Mixed-light cultivation Pathogen Premises Preventive controls Immature plant Type P – for packaging and labeling only Distribution Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) UID Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Request for Live Scan Specialty Cottage Outdoor Small Indoor Watts per square foot Nonvolatile solvent Volatile solvent Raw material Hazard Licensee Kief Pest Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) cannabis concentrates Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Medium Indoor Edible cannabis product Verification Type 11 (Distributor) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Contact surface Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Bureau Nursery Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) products similar to traditional food products prohibited CBD Microorganisms DPH-17-010E Sanitize Labeling Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Adequate Extraction Holding cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Limited-access area Actual yield Outdoor cultivation Allergen cross-contact Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Environmental pathogen Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Manufacturer licensee Adulterated Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Mixed-light Tier 2 Indoor cultivation Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Validation Canopy Department Specialty Outdoor Serving Applicant Topical cannabis product Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Manufacture Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Unique identifier Quality control operation Universal symbol Flowering infused butters and oils as concentrates Informational panel Mature plant Package Product Identity Batch Dried flower Cultivation Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Specialty Indoor M-license Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Processing aid Ingredient CBD from industrial hemp Commercial cannabis activity THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Process Small Outdoor Adult-use Market Quality control personnel Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Type N – for infusions Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) THC Type 12 (Microbusiness) Net weight Proposition 65 warning statement Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Harvest Batch Personnel list of cannabis manufacturers Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Pre-roll Cultivation site Finished product Component Primary panel gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 10 (Retailer) Infusion Quality Nonmanufactured cannabis product Track and trace system package flower or pre-rolls Type P Packaging & Labeling Only alternate use of a manufacturing premises track and trace system Wet weight Medium Outdoor Track-and-trace systems Allergen Mixed-light Tier 1 Quarantine Processing Lot and more.


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