At the start of the year, cannabis businesses were allowed to operate within a transition period when the rules and expectations were less stringent as these organizations became established under California’s legal Cannabis market.
As of July 1, however, the regulatory provisions that had been initially eased for the first half of the year will be going into full effect.
Here are five major areas of Cannabis business that will be fully enforced as of July 1, 2018.
Laboratory Testing Requirements
Retailers must destroy all untested cannabis goods. Additionally, untested product can not be sent to a lab or distributor for testing after the deadline.
Distributors must destroy any of their own untested cannabis products that were manufactured or harvested prior to January 1, 2018.
Distributors may test or return any untested cannabis products manufactured or harvested prior to January 1, 2018 if it is owned by manufacturer or cultivator.
Packaging and Labeling Requirements
Consumer Cannabis products need to be properly packaged and labeled prior to being delivered to retailers. Unlabeled and improperly packaged materials can not be sold, even if they were within a retailer’s inventory prior to July 1. However, products for medicinal cannabis sales can be sold as long as they’re labeled for medical use only.
Any unlabeled or improperly packaged materials for sale or within inventory can not be newly relabeled or packaged and will need to be destroyed.
All cannabis products will need to be contained in child-resistant packaging before being delivered retailers.
Edible’s THC Limits
Non-Edible’s THC Limits
If you have additional questions about greater cannabis legalization and how it may affect your business, please feel free to check out our Cannabis Industry page, call me at my office at 626.703.1556 or just email me.