Customs and Border Protection

Federal agency housed within the United States Department of Homeland Security that, among other things, enforces immigration laws regarding participants in the domestic cannabis industry.


Process for aging plant material to reach desired moisture levels or other qualities.


The planting, growing, and/or harvesting of cannabis or other plants.


A variety of plant that has been produced through selective breeding to provide specific traits.


Products, not including soap, that are intended for application to the human body for the purposes of cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering appearance. Cosmetics include creams, lotions, ointments, salves, and makeup.


Legal entity incorporated pursuant to state law that exists, receive profits and losses, is taxed, owns property, and may be held liable for obligations independent of their owners. Ownership interests are represented by shares of stock. Owners are called shareholders or stockholders. Corporations are managed by directors who delegate the manage of day-to-day affairs to

Corporate Governance

A set of procedures adopted to control and manage the operation of a corporation, limited liability company (LLC), or other type of business entity.

Controlled Substances Import and Export Act

Federal legislation that regulates the import and export of substances on Controlled Substances Act schedules and is implemented by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in conjunction with other federal agencies.