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


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