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


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