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

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