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control Application Checklist security and cannabis waste disposal manufacturing practices basic nutritional information Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2019 updates Retailer (nonstorefront) 120 days Local Jurisdictions activity for a period of 120 days no infusion of nicotine Terpenoids Testing Cannabinoids Testing Distributor Transport Only manufacture cannabis products 2019 problems medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity M-licensees testing laboratories commercial cannabis products Mechanical immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery disclosure of all criminal convictions medicinal and adult-use or both markets medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Temporary Cannabis Event regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis commercial cannabis manufacturing activity temporary license Food-grade Butter/Oil onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods commercial kitchens 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In addition, Pest Component Lot infused butters and oils as concentrates Licensee Universal symbol Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Nursery Immature plant Bureau Primary panel Topical cannabis product Request for Live Scan Processing aid Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Mature plant Mixed-light cultivation Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Nonmanufactured cannabis product Flowering Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Pre-roll Manufacture Infusion Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods In-process material Specialty Outdoor Type 11 (Distributor) THC products similar to traditional food products prohibited Indoor cultivation Cultivation Volatile solvent M-license Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 10 (Retailer) Verification Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Quality Qualified individual Batch Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Microorganisms Small Indoor Nonvolatile solvent UID Pathogen Kief Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Adequate Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Canopy Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Ingredient Medium Indoor Specialty Cottage Indoor Serving Medium Outdoor Contact surface Adult-use Market Monitor list of cannabis manufacturers Distribution Adulterated Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Personnel Small Outdoor Dried flower Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Finished product Mixed-light Tier 2 Processor Process Manufacturer licensee CBD Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Holding Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Quality control operation Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Limited-access area Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Net weight Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Unique identifier Track-and-trace systems Premises Hazard Track and trace system Commercial cannabis activity Quality control personnel Specialty Cottage Outdoor cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Department Preventive controls Type P – for packaging and labeling only Quarantine adulteration MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type N – for infusions Sanitize Environmental pathogen Informational panel Allergen Cannabis product Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Proposition 65 warning statement Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Processing Specialty Indoor Actual yield Outdoor cultivation Allergen cross-contact Edible cannabis product 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) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Watts per square foot track and trace system Package Cultivation site cannabis concentrates Applicant gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Harvest Batch Extraction Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Validation Raw material CBD from industrial hemp infused pre-rolls DPH-17-010E Product Identity Wet weight Labeling Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Theoretical yield Mixed-light Tier 1 package flower or pre-rolls alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 12 (Microbusiness) and more.


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