Bureau of Cannabis Control Emergency Regulations CODE OF REGULATIONS TITLE 16 DIVISION
Article 1. Division Definitions
§ 5000. Definitions
For the purposes of this division, the definitions in this section shall govern the construction of
this division unless otherwise indicated.
(a) “Act” means the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act.
(b) “Bureau” means the Bureau of Cannabis Control, previously named the Bureau of Marijuana
Control, Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, and Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation.
(c) “Cannabis goods” means cannabis, including dried flower, and products containing cannabis.
(d) “Cannabis waste” means waste that is not hazardous waste, as defined in Public Resources
Code section 40141, and is organic waste, as defined in Public Resources Code section 42649.8,
subdivision (c), that contains cannabis and that has been made unusable and unrecognizable in
the manner prescribed in sections 5054 and 5055 of this division.
(e) “Canopy” means the designated area(s) at a licensed premises that will contain mature plants
at any point in time.
(f) “Delivery employee” means an individual employed by a retailer who delivers cannabis
goods from the retailer premises to a customer at a physical address.
(g) “Free cannabis goods” means any amount of cannabis goods provided to any person without
cost or payment or exchange of any other thing of value.
(h) “Limited-access area” means an area in which cannabis goods are stored or held and is only
accessible to a licensee and its employees and contractors.
(i) “Lot number” or “batch number” means a distinctive group of numbers, letters, or symbols or
any combination of these that is unique to a group of cannabis goods.
(j) “Medicinal cannabis patient” includes a qualified patient as defined in Health and Safety
Code section 11362.7 and a person in possessionof a valid identification card issued under
Health and Safety Code section 11362.71.
(k) “Nonvolatile solvent” means any solvent used in the extraction process that is not a volatile
solvent. For purposes of this division, a nonvolatile solvent includes carbon dioxide (CO2) used
for extraction and ethanol used for extraction or post-extraction processing.
(l) “Package” and “Packaging” means any container or wrapper that may be used for enclosing
or containing any cannabis goods for final retail sale. “Package” and “packaging” does not
include a shipping container or outer wrapping used solely for the transport of cannabis goods in
bulk quantity to a licensee.
(m) “Publicly owned land” means any building or real property that is owned by a city, county,
state, federal, or other government entity.
(n) “Residential area” is an area that is within 600 feet of any single-family or multifamily
residence, other than commercial hotels, motels, and similar establishments for temporary
(o) “Retail area” means a building, room, or other area that is open to the public, upon the
retailer premises in which cannabis goods are sold or displayed.
(p) “Security monitoring” means the continuous and uninterrupted attention to potential alarm
signals that can be transmitted from a security alarm system for the purpose of summoning law
(q) “Sublet” means to lease or rent all or part of a leased or rented property.
(r) “Transport” means the physical movement of cannabis goods from one licensed premises to
another licensed premises.
(s) “Vehicle alarm system” is a device or series of devices installed to discourage theft of the
vehicle or its contents and is intended to summon general attention or to summon law
enforcement as a result of an indication of an attempted breach of the vehicle.
Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 26013, Business
and Professions Code