These are the questions included in DCC-LIC-016 Inventory Procedures Form. We have provided starter answers for you to customize.
1. Using a diagram, indicate where on the licensed premises cannabis goods will be stored.
2. Describe who has access to the areas in which cannabis goods are stored.
3. Describe the security measures in place at the location where cannabis goods are stored.
4. Describe the conditions of the location where the cannabis goods are stored. Can the temperature and/or humidity be controlled?
5. Describe the training provided to employees regarding inventory procedures.
6. Describe the process for receiving new inventory of cannabis goods.
6.a. Describe where the cannabis goods are received.
6.b. Identify who will receive the cannabis goods, such as a manager or an employee.
6.c. Describe how the cannabis goods are moved to the cannabis storage area.
6.d. Describe what records are produced.
7. Describe the type of inventory records that are produced and maintained regarding the movement of inventory.
8. Describe the process for removing cannabis goods from inventory.
8.a. Describe what happens to the cannabis goods after they are removed from inventory, including any records that are produced.
9. Describe the methods used to ensure that the cannabis goods stored are preserved and do not degrade.
10. How often is inventory reconciliation conducted?
10.a. Describe the process for inventory reconciliation and the types of records that are produced.
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This Inventory Procedures document is for cannabis businesses applying to the California Department of Cannabis Control for an annual license. It has different versions available based on your license type.
Inventory Control is second only to Security in its importance to state regulators, because it ensures that no cannabis can go unaccounted for without serious consequences. The State of California isn’t going to let its adult-use cannabis law fail by cannabis going out the back door! Thus, like many other states, they have mandated a seed-to-sale software tracking system (called METRC), and they insist that you know the rules and have processes planned for keeping track of every last crumb of cannabis and drop of oil.
Here is a sample page from the Inventory Procedures Form Template (DCC-LIC-016):