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


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