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California issues cannabis traceability compliance guidance for loss of power

The CDPH sent out the following email message to cannabis licensees on Sunday, October 26, 2019, prompted by public safety power shutdowns across California due to strong winds and fire weather:

"Notice for CDPH-licensed cannabis manufacturers impacted by public safety power shutdowns:

If your business is impacted by public safety power shutdowns that result in a loss of connectivity to the California Cannabis Track-and-Trace (CCTT-Metrc) system, you may continue operations on your licensed premises, but you must maintain comprehensive records detailing inventory tracking for all activities that happen during the loss of access period; once access is restored, you must enter these inventory tracking records into the CCTT-Metrc system within three days. Licensees may not transfer any cannabis or cannabis product from the licensed premises until access has been restored.

If you lose access to CCTT-Metrc for more than 72 hours, you must report that loss of access to the California Department of Public Health. Email [email protected] and include the following information:

· License number

· Business name

· Premises address

· Date and time when access to the CCTT was lost

· Cause of loss of access

· Best point of contact for us to reach you

View the regulatory requirements for use of and loss of access to CCTT-Metrc (§40510-40517):

If you have any questions, please contact our office via email, [email protected], or phone, 855-421-7887."

Track-and-trace can be complicated -- get started with us for help getting credentialed in METRC by the deadline of October 31, 2019.

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