Requirements for the Transportation of Cannabis Goods

CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS TITLE 16 DIVISION 42. BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL

 

§ 5311. Requirements for the Transportation of Cannabis Goods


The following requirements apply when transporting cannabis goods between licensees or licensed premises:
(a) Transportation shall only be conducted by persons holding a distributor license under the Act, or employees of those persons.
(b) All vehicles transporting cannabis goods for hire shall be required to have a motor carrier permit pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 34620) of Division 14.85 of the Vehicle Code.
(c) Transportation by means of aircraft, watercraft, drone, rail, human powered vehicle, and unmanned vehicle is prohibited.
(d) Cannabis goods shall only be transported inside of a vehicle or trailer and shall not be visible or identifiable from outside of the vehicle or trailer.
(e) Cannabis goods shall be locked in a box, container, or cage that is secured to the inside of the vehicle or trailer.
(f) While left unattended, vehicles and trailers shall be locked and secured.
(g) A distributor shall not leave a vehicle or trailer containing cannabis goods unattended in a residential area or parked overnight in a residential area.
(h) At a minimum, a distributor shall have a vehicle alarm system on all transport vehicles and trailers. Motion detectors, pressure switches, duress, panic, and hold-up alarms may also be used.
(i) Packages or containers holding cannabis goods shall not be tampered with, or opened, during transport.
(j) A distributor transporting cannabis goods shall only travel between licensees shipping or receiving cannabis goods and its own licensed premises when engaged in the transportation of cannabis goods. The distributor may transport multiple shipments of cannabis goods at once in accordance with applicable laws.
(k) When a distributor holds both an A-license and an M-license, medicinal and adult-use cannabis goods may be transported in the same vehicle only if the cannabis goods are clearly identified and marked as “A” for adult-use cannabis goods, or “M” for medicinal cannabis goods both on the physical packaging of the cannabis goods and on the shipping manifest. While in transport, the medicinal and adult-use cannabis goods shall be secured and separated from each other in the vehicle. In no circumstances may non-cannabis goods be transported with cannabis goods.
(l) Vehicles and trailers transporting cannabis goods are subject to inspection by the Bureau at any licensed premises or during transport at any time.

Authority: Section 26013, Business & Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26012, 26160 & 26070, Business
and Professions Code.

 

§ 5312. Required Transport Vehicle Information


(a) In addition to the information required in section 5314 of this division, any distributor who will be or is transporting cannabis goods shall provide the following information to the Bureau:
(1) Proof of ownership or a valid lease for any and all vehicles and trailers that will be used to transport cannabis goods;
(2) The year, make, model, license plate number, and numerical Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for any and all vehicles and trailers that will be used to transport cannabis goods; and
(3) Proof of insurance for each vehicle and trailer used to transport cannabis goods.
(b) The distributor shall provide the Bureau with the information required by this section in writing for any new vehicle or trailer that will be used to transport cannabis goods prior to using the vehicle or trailer to transport cannabis goods.
(c) The distributor shall provide the Bureau with any changes to the information required by this section in writing within 30 calendar days.

Authority: Section 26013, Business & Professions Code. Reference: Section 26070, Business & Professions Code.

 

§ 5417. Methods of Delivery


(a) A retailer’s delivery employee, carrying cannabis goods for delivery, shall only travel in an enclosed motor vehicle operated by a delivery employee of the licensee.
(b) While carrying cannabis goods for delivery, a retailer’s delivery employee shall ensure the cannabis goods are not visible to the public.
(c) A retailer’s delivery employee shall not leave cannabis goods in an unattended motor vehicle unless the motor vehicle is locked and equipped with an active vehicle alarm system.
(d) A vehicle used for the delivery of cannabis goods shall be outfitted with a dedicated Global Positioning System (GPS) device for identifying the geographic location of the delivery vehicle. A dedicated GPS device must be owned by the licensee and used for delivery only. The device shall be either permanently or temporarily affixed to the delivery vehicle and shall remain active and inside of the delivery vehicle at all times during delivery. At all times, the retailer shall be able to identify the geographic location of all delivery vehicles that are making deliveries for the retailer and shall provide that information to the Bureau upon request.
(e) Upon request, a retailer shall provide the Bureau with information regarding any motor vehicle used for the delivery of cannabis goods, including the vehicle’s make, model, color, Vehicle Identification Number, license plate number and Department of Motor Vehicles registration information.
(f) Any motor vehicle used by a retailer to deliver cannabis goods is subject to inspection by the Bureau. Vehicles used to deliver cannabis goods may be stopped and inspected by the Bureau at any licensed premises or during delivery.

Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26070 and 26090, Business and Professions Code.

Source: Bureau of Cannabis Control- http://www.bcc.ca.gov/law_regs/bcc_notice_emerg.pdf