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


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