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Cannabis Distribution Plan (Includes Storage and Transportation)
This 25-page Cannabis Distribution Plan covers the processes through which cannabis is transferred from producers to distributors, including lab testing, tax collection, quality assurance and the associated processes and protocols.
In some jurisdictions, distribution licenses can be obtained along, or in combination with other license types. For cultivators and extractors, obtaining a distribution and/or transportation license is advantageous because this allows you to bypass the extra cost of an intermediary and, in some cases, become responsible for your own lab testing and tax collection.
Historically in legal cannabis jurisdictions, producers communicated directly with retailers, but some states, such as California, placed a distribution system between those two entities, in order to better control tax collection and quality control. This has caused wholesale prices to drop even more than they would have already, making success for producers all the more difficult to obtain.
California created a simpler Distribution Transportation license type to help ease the burden to producers who could could obtain this type of license and continue managing their own products directly to the retail sellers. If you need a California Distribution Plan, or BCC Forms for Distribution, Click Here.
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Table of Contents 2
Roles and Responsibilities 3
Chief Compliance Officer 3
Distribution Manager 4
Transportation Manager 4
Transportation Staff 6
Security Manager 6
Employee Involvement 7
The Distribution Function 8
Security Requirements 8
Processing Orders and Shipments 9
Storage of Cannabis Products 11
Transportation Policies 13
Transportation Staff Policies and Procedures 15
Vehicle Requirements 17
Shipping/Transport Manifest 18
Adverse Loss During Transport 19
Returned Cannabis Products 20
Insurance and Bond Requirements 21
Appendix 1- Storage Label 22
Appendix 2 – Record of Label Modification 23
Appendix 3 – Transportation Check-in Log 24
Appendix 4 – Shipping/Transport Manifest 25
States and Countries with Some Form of Cannabis Legalization
District of Columbia