Dry Weight

Measurement for determining percentage of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels by weight after removing moisture from cannabis.

Drug Exclusion Rule

Provision of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act that prohibits adding a substance to a food, dietary supplement, or other product if the substance is an active ingredient in a previously approved drug.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

A U.S. federal agency housed within the U.S. Department of Justice and established in 1973 during Nixon administration. The DEA enforces the Controlled Substances Act.


Process for separating cannabis components in liquid mixtures through heating.


Brick-and-mortal retail facility from which cannabis products are sold to customers.

Dietary Supplement

Orally ingested products that contain dietary ingredients, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs or botanicals, as well as other substances that can be used to supplement the diet, which are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration pursuant to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Development Agreement

Contract between a municipality and a property owner or developer governing the obligations of the parties concerning development of the property.

Delta 9 THC

The primary psychoactive component found in the cannabis plant.

Delta 8 THC

An analog of the delta 9 compound of disputed legality. Often advertised controversially as “legal weed” and “weed light” when sourced from hemp.


A process or status by which a criminal law or penalties imposed for violating a criminal law are reduced, reclassified, removed or disregarded, or by which law enforcement is directed to re-prioritize the enforcement of such laws. It generally does not completely remove the criminal status of a prohibited act.