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


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