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


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