California BCC Publishes New Fact Sheets for Marijuana Retailers

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.

Storefront Marijuana Retailers

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.

Non-Storefront Marijuana Delivery

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

View the complete Fact Sheet for Non-Storefront Marijuana Delivery.

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