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

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