Cannabis Waste State Regulation

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DEFINITION OF CANNABIS WASTE
“Cannabis waste” means waste that is not hazardous waste, as defined in Public Resources Code section 40191, that contains cannabis and that has been made unusable and unrecognizable in the manner prescribed in section 5080 of this division.

 

§ 5080. Cannabis-Waste Management

(a) A licensee may not sell cannabis waste.

(b) A licensee shall manage all waste that is hazardous waste, as defined in Public Resources code section 40141, in compliance with all applicable hazardous-waste statutes and regulations.

(c) A licensee shall not dispose of medical cannabis goods or cannabis waste in an unsecured waste receptacle, whether in the control of the licensee or not.

(d) Medical cannabis goods that a licensee intends to render into cannabis waste shall be held in quarantine for a minimum of 72 hours. A licensee shall affix to each batch one or more documents with batch information and weight. At no time during the quarantine period may the medical cannabis goods be handled, moved, or rendered into cannabis waste. The medical cannabis goods are subject to inspection by the bureau.

(e) A licensee shall make medical cannabis goods into cannabis waste by rendering the medical cannabis goods unusable and unrecognizable. The licensee shall render the medical cannabis goods into cannabis waste before removing the cannabis waste from the licensed premises. A licensee shall render the medical cannabis goods into cannabis waste by grinding and incorporating the medical cannabis goods with other ground material so that the resulting mixture is at least 50% non-cannabis material by volume. A licensee shall render medical cannabis goods into cannabis waste and track that cannabis waste one batch at a time and shall not comingle different batches into cannabis waste.

(f) The licensee shall render the medical cannabis goods into cannabis waste on camera in the manner required by section 5068 of this division.

(g) Medical cannabis goods that a licensee deposits at a compostable materials handling operation or facility or at an in-vessel digestion operation or facility may be rendered cannabis waste by incorporating any nonhazardous compostable material, as defined in Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations at section 17852(a)(11), that a compostable materials handling operation or facility or in-vessel digestion operation or facility may lawfully accept.

(h) After a licensee renders the medical cannabis goods into cannabis waste, a licensee shall do one of the following with the cannabis waste:

(1)Dispose of the cannabis waste at a manned and fully permitted solid waste landfill;
(2)Deposit the cannabis waste at a manned compostable materials handling operation or a manned and fully permitted compostable materials handling facility; or
(3)Deposit the cannabis waste at a manned in-vessel digestion operation or and a manned and fully permitted in-vessel digestion facility.
(i)In addition to all other tracking requirements set forth in section 5050 (General) of this division, a licensee shall use the track and trace system and on-site documents to ensure the cannabis-waste materials are identified, weighed, and tracked while on the licensed premises and when disposed of or deposited in accordance with subsection (h).

(j) A licensee shall enter the date and time that the medical cannabis goods were rendered into cannabis waste and the weight of the resulting cannabis waste into the track and trace system.

(k) A licensee shall maintain accurate and comprehensive records regarding cannabis waste material that account for, reconcile, and evidence all activity related to the generation and disposal or deposition of cannabis waste. A licensee shall obtain a record from the solid waste facility or operation evidencing the acceptance of the cannabis waste material at the facility or operation. The record must contain the name and address of the operation or facility, the date, the volume or weight of the cannabis waste accepted, and the name and signature of the person manning the facility or operation who accepts the cannabis waste. These documents are records subject to inspection by the bureau and shall be kept in compliance with section 5114 of this division.

(l) A licensee shall enter the date and time of the disposal or deposition of the cannabis waste at a solid waste facility into the track and trace system.

Authority: Sections 19302.1, 19304, and 19345, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 19345, Business and Professions Code. View Full PDF

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