(a) The laboratory shall generate a data package for each batch of samples that the laboratory analyzes. At a minimum, the data package shall contain the following: (1) The name and address of the laboratory that performed the analytical procedures; (2) The names, functions, and signatures of the laboratory employees that performed the sample preparation, analyses, and reviewed and approved the data; (3) All batch sample results and batch LQC sample results; (4) Raw data, including instrument raw data, for each sample, if any; (5) Instrument test method with parameters, if any; (6) Instrument tune report, if any; (7) Instrument calibration data, if any; (8) LQC sample report with worksheets, forms, or copies of laboratory notebook pages containing pertinent information related to the identification and traceability of all reagents, reference materials, and standards used for analysis; (9) Analytical batch sample sequence, if any; (10) The field sample log and the COC form; and (11) The COA created as required under this chapter. (b) After the data package is compiled, the supervisory or management laboratory employee shall do the following: (1) Review the analytical results for technical correctness and completeness; (2) Verify that the results of each analysis carried out by the laboratory are reported accurately, clearly, unambiguously, and objectively; and (3) Approve the laboratory results by signing and dating the data package prior to release of the data by the laboratory. (c) The data package shall be kept for a minimum of 7 years and shall be made available upon request by the Bureau. Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26100, 26104, 26110 and 26160, Business and Professions Code.
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.
THC LIMITS FOR EDIBLE CANNABIS PRODUCTS
Beginning July 1, 2018, edible cannabis goods may not exceed 10 milligrams of THC per serving and may not exceed 100 milligrams of THC per package.
THC LIMITS FOR NON-EDIBLE CANNABIS PRODUCTS
Beginning July 1, 2018, non-edible cannabis products must meet package THC restrictions.
- Non-edible cannabis products shall not contain more than 1,000 milligrams of THC per package if intended for sale only in the adult-use market.
- Non-edible cannabis products shall not contain more than 2,000 milligrams of THC per package if intended for sale only in the medicinal market.
INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE OF CANNABIS PRODUCTS
Beginning July 1, 2018, a retailer may only sell cannabis products that meet the requirements set by the California Department of Public Health for ingredients or appearance.