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


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