Compliance is extremely important in the highly-regulated cannabis industry. To help you optimize your processes in compliance with regulations, we’ve provided an overview of some cannabis regulations in California as of 2018.
1) Complete and keep your invoice
- Name and address of the retailer
- Name and employee number of the delivery employee
- First name and employee number of the person who prepared the order for delivery
- First name of the customer and a retailer-assigned customer number for the person who requested the delivery
- Date and time the delivery request was made
- Delivery address
- A detailed description of all cannabis goods requested for delivery including weight, volume, or any other accurate measure of the amount of all the
- Total amount paid for the cannabis delivery including any taxes or fees, cost of the cannabis products, and other charges
- Date and time the delivery was completed, and signature of the recipient
You also have to keep the patient data along with invoicing and other accounting records for seven years to be compliant in the cannabis delivery regulations.
2) Take note of the onboard retail limit
One of the things to remember in the cannabis delivery business is the onboard retail limit. Based on 2018 California regulations, a cannabis delivery vehicle should only carry $10,000 retail value of marijuana at any time. Onboarding products with more than the said price could warrant a serious violation.
When delivering discounted or free cannabis products to loyal customers, you should also take note that law enforcers will still look at the total actual retail value, and not the discounted price.
3) Be mindful of taxes
Here is some additional information about cannabis taxes and laws in California this 2018 which concerns distributors: