+ WHAT ARE THE PURCHASING LIMITS AFTER JANUARY 1, 2018?
Daily purchase limits beginning January 1, 2018, are as follows:
- No more than 28.5 grams (one ounce) of non-concentrated cannabis per day
- No more than 8 grams of concentrated cannabis per day
- No more than 6 immature cannabis plants per day
- No more than 8 ounces of medicinal cannabis per day
+ WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES WITH REGARD TO CUSTOMER VERIFICATION?
Retailers are responsible for verifying the age and identity of every customer. Selling to minors is a major offense, and law enforcement agencies are authorized to use decoys to catch offending retailers.
Adult-use customers must be 21 or older with valid identification; medicinal customers must be 18 or older with valid ID and a certified physician’s recommendation. It's imperative that retail locations ensure proper verification of medical cards. CannaCatrl takes care of this for dispensary owners.
+ WHAT IS TRACK AND TRACE REPORTING AND WHAT IS REQUIRED OF ME AS A RETAILER?
One of the most significant aspects of the regulated cannabis market is track and trace reporting. Also referred to as “seed to sale,” track and trace reporting is the means by which the state can monitor and trace every single cannabis plant along its entire life cycle—from seed to final consumer sale.
California has chosen Metrc as its official track and trace system. Retailers are required to submit daily reports with specified data from every commercial cannabis activity—including every sale, receipt, return, and disposal of cannabis products—by 11:59 p.m. of the day on which it occurred.
+ WHERE CAN PEOPLE CONSUME CANNABIS?
The laws surrounding cannabis consumption are still murky. Currently, you may not consume cannabis in public places or within 1,000 feet of any school, daycare center, or youth center while children are present. Under the law, you may consume cannabis on private property.
Under Chapter 4, § 5500 of California’s cannabis statute, a licensed microbusiness may perform all cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and retail activities on the same licensed premises. However, the law does not specifically state that on-premise consumption is allowed.
The statute does directly address on-site consumption in Chapter 5, Cannabis Events. Under § 5603, Temporary Cannabis Event Consumption, cannabis consumption is allowed at an authorized temporary cannabis event; however, a temporary cannabis event license can only be issued to a person who holds a temporary cannabis event organizer license, which you must apply for through the Bureau of Cannabis Control. A temporary cannabis event license will not be issued for more than four days. CannaCtrl has partnered with High Times + other events for their tech compliance needs fo public consumption events.
Ultimately, your local government (city or county) has to approve any cannabis venture you wish to undertake, so it’s best to start at the local level and see what your jurisdiction’s ordinances allow.