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fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) cannabis industries 2021 proposed changes Premises Diagram Local Issuing Authority cannabis waste loan provided to a commercial cannabis business infusion Labor peace agreement annual license application inventory and quality control Retailer (Type 10) labels not be attractive Mechanical comply with all packaging and labeling requirements managing member ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS sanitary and hazard-free environment Temporary License Application at least 99% purity labeling carbohydrates and fat per serving quality control dried flower Edibles– Products onsite consumption of cannabis goods some nutritional facts transportation Arranging for laboratory testing 2021 issues motor carrier permit hydrocarbon-based solvents at least 20% ownership interest adult-use commercial cannabis activity conditional license secondary package 2021 recent news MCSB transporting cannabis goods supply chain payable to the 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In addition, Preventive controls Specialty Indoor Manufacture Adult-use Market Infusion package flower or pre-rolls Track-and-trace systems Pest Medium Outdoor Applicant DPH-17-010E Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Environmental pathogen Mature plant Monitor Harvest Batch Mixed-light Tier 1 Dried flower Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Premises Flowering Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) UID Processor Nonmanufactured cannabis product Qualified individual Product Identity Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Process Watts per square foot Canopy Nonvolatile solvent Topical cannabis product Holding Net weight Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Volatile solvent Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) list of cannabis manufacturers Package Outdoor cultivation Indoor cultivation Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Cannabis product Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Actual yield gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Informational panel alternate use of a manufacturing premises Raw material Mixed-light cultivation Edible cannabis product Cultivation site Component Processing Type 11 (Distributor) Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Batch adulteration Medium Indoor Verification Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Unique identifier THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Finished product CBD from industrial hemp Track and trace system Nursery Small Indoor Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Specialty Outdoor Limited-access area CBD Pathogen Licensee Microorganisms Manufacturer licensee Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) track and trace system Sanitize infused pre-rolls Labeling Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Lot Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Cultivation Allergen cross-contact infused butters and oils as concentrates Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Primary panel MCSB 90-day extension periods Immature plant Wet weight Department Universal symbol 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) Ingredient Contact surface Proposition 65 warning statement Commercial cannabis activity M-license Distribution Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Quality control personnel Adulterated Quality control operation Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Specialty Cottage Indoor Bureau Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Allergen In-process material Validation Kief Processing aid Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Quality products similar to traditional food products prohibited Extraction Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Theoretical yield Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Adequate Request for Live Scan Small Outdoor Hazard Type N – for infusions Type 10 (Retailer) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Personnel Serving Quarantine Pre-roll Type 12 (Microbusiness) cannabis concentrates Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) THC and more.


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