Last week, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control published two new fact sheets for storefront marijuana retailers and non-storefront marijuana delivery services. These documents are a helpful reference for dispensaries and delivery services seeking to understand the ins and outs of state compliance regulations.
A couple things to note for storefront marijuana retailers are the exit packaging requirements and record keeping. Many cannabis products sold in dispensaries are not currently packaged in child-resistant packaging but the BCC does require that all exit packaging be child-resistant and opaque. This, however, is only a temporary solve as starting January 1st, 2020 all cannabis products must be prepacked in child-resistant packaging.
The BCC also wants marijuana retailers to keep detailed records such as: financial records, personnel records, training records, contracts, permits, security records, destruction records, data entered into track-and-trace, and an accurate record of all sales for seven years prior. This might seem like a little extreme but could be the saving grace for a dispensary in the event of a state audit. View the complete Fact Sheet for Storefront Marijuana Retailers.
When it comes to non-storefront marijuana delivery there are some very unique rules regarding how much onboard inventory is allowed and how each order is documented. The new permanent regulation stipulate that a delivery driver is only permitted to carry marijuana products that are valued under $5,000. At least $3,000 of onboard inventory must already be a part of customer orders that were processed before leaving the hub.
Non-storefront delivery services are required to create delivery request receipts for every order that goes out to a customer. The information the must be included on said receipt is extremely detailed and must contain the following:
The name and address of the licensed retailer
The first name and employee number of the delivery employee
The first name and employee number of the employee who prepared the order
The first name of the customer and a licensed retailer-assigned customer number
The date and time the delivery request was made
The delivery address
A detailed description of all cannabis goods requested for delivery. i.e. weight, volume, items
The total amount paid for the delivery, including any taxes or fees, the cost of the goods, and any other delivery related charges
the date and time the delivery was made, and a handwritten or electronic signature of the customer
All of this information may seem laborious, but a mobile delivery application like IndicaOnline can generate these receipts automatically. Learn more about our cannabis specific software for marijuana retailers to simplify compliance and sales.