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


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