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


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