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


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