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


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