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


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