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The state Bureau of Cannabis Control regulations require shops to sell only marijuana that has been tested for pesticides, potency and microbiological contaminants.
The government-approved pot will be marked with a harvest and “best use by” date and sealed in child-resistant packaging. The rules were designed to take effect on July 1, six months after legalization approved by voters in November formally took effect on Jan. 1.
“I’m losing anywhere between 30 and 40 percent on every sale just so I don’t lose 100 percent, because under current laws I can’t give product that is non-compliant back to distributors,” Kiloh said.
Kiloh, who is also the president of the United Cannabis Business Association, estimates that California’s licensed cannabis industry will have lost up to half a billion dollars after July 1.
LABORATORY TESTING REQUIREMENTS:
Beginning July 1, 2018, a licensee may only sell cannabis goods that have been tested and passed all testing requirements in effect at the time of testing.
-Untested cannabis goods cannot be sold by a retailer and must be destroyed. A retailer may not send cannabis goods to a distributor for testing.
-Untested cannabis goods manufactured or harvested before January 1, 2018, in possession of a distributor that are owned by the distributor must be destroyed.
-Untested cannabis goods manufactured or harvested before January 1, 2018, in the possession of a distributor owned by a manufacturer or cultivator may be returned to the licensee who owns the cannabis goods. If a cultivator or manufacturer chooses to sell the returned cannabis goods, the cannabis goods must be sent to a distributor for testing and must meet all of the testing requirements in effect at the time of testing before transported to a retailer for sale.
PACKAGING AND LABELING REQUIREMENTS:
Beginning July 1, 2018, all packaging and labeling must be performed prior to cannabis goods being transported to a retailer.
-A retailer shall not accept cannabis goods that are not properly packaged and labeled. A retailer shall not package or label cannabis goods, even if the cannabis goods were in inventory before July 1, 2018. However, for medicinal sales, retailers will place a sticker on cannabis goods stating, “FOR MEDICAL USE ONLY” upon sale to a qualified medicinal consumer, unless the statement is already printed on the package.
-A retailer may not send unpackaged cannabis goods to another licensee for packaging or labeling. Cannabis goods in possession of a retailer that do not meet packaging and labeling requirements must be destroyed.
-Exit packaging is not required to be child-resistant and can no longer be used to satisfy the child-resistant packaging requirements. All cannabis goods must be in child-resistant packaging prior to delivery to a retailer.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Gee, I remember when I was young, a lid cost fifteen bucks and the only tests required were checking how good it taste and worked. What kind of complicated society have we created?
Well, at least now you can be assured it cost a lot of money.
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: 727Sky
I think it's ironic that a bunch of dem pot dealers are now seeing what over regulation can do to a business.
I wonder if any of them will realize it an start voting for people that want less regulation?