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

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Last updated on November 14, 2018



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