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

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Last updated on October 16, 2018

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