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

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