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006.02.7-20. Disposal of Medical Marijuana

AR ADC 006.02.7-20Arkansas Administrative CodeEffective: May 30, 2022

West's Arkansas Administrative Code
Title 006. Department of Finance and Administration
Division 02. Alcoholic Beverage Control
Rule 7. Rules Governing the Oversight of Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facilities, Processors and Dispensaries by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division
Effective: May 30, 2022
Ark. Admin. Code 006.02.7-20
Formerly cited as AR ADC 006.02.7-18
006.02.7-20. Disposal of Medical Marijuana
20.1 Disposal of Marijuana by Cultivation Facilities, Processors, and Dispensaries
All medical marijuana waste shall be disposed of in accordance with this rule.
a. All medical marijuana waste shall be stored in a secure, limited access area on the premises of the licensed facility.
b. All medical marijuana shall be rendered unusable pursuant to the methods set forth in this rule prior to disposal.
c. All steps taken to render the marijuana unusable shall be conducted under video surveillance by the licensed facility's video surveillance system.
d. All medical marijuana waste set for disposal shall be properly weighed and recorded in the Inventory Tracking System.
e. A cultivation facility, processor or dispensary shall notify the Division at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to rendering the medical marijuana waste unusable and disposing of it. The notification shall include the weight of the marijuana to be rendered unusable.
f. Liquid waste shall be disposed of in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, rules and other requirements.
g. Disposal of chemical, dangerous or hazardous waste must be conducted in a manner consistent with federal, state and local laws, regulations, rules or other requirements. This may include, without limitation, the disposal of all pesticide or other chemicals used in the cultivation or manufacturing and production process.
h. Medical marijuana shall be rendered unusable by grinding and incorporating the cannabis plant waste with other ground materials, so the resulting mixture is at least 50% non-cannabis waste by volume. The following acceptable materials may be combined with cannabis plant waste:
i. Compostable Mixed Waste: Cannabis waste to be disposed of as compost or in another organic waste method may be mixed with the following types of waste materials:
1. Food waste;
2. Yard waste;
3. Vegetable based grease oils;
4. Agricultural Materials;
5. Biodegradable products and paper;
6. Clean wood;
7. Fruits and vegetables; or
8. Plant matter.
ii. Noncompostable Mixed Waste: Cannabis waste to be disposed of in a landfill or another disposal method, such as incineration, may be mixed with the following types of waste materials:
1. Paper waste;
2. Cardboard waste;
3. Plastic waste;
4. Soil;
5. Nonrecyclable plastic; or
6. Broken glass.
i. Medical Marijuana waste rendered unusable by the methods described in section (h), may be delivered to a permitted solid waste facility for final disposition. Permitted solid waste facilities may include:
i. Compostable Mixed Waste: Compost, anaerobic digester, or other facility approved by the Division.
ii. Non-compostable Mixed Waste: Landfill, incinerator, or other facility approved by the Division.

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Adopted July 29, 2017. Amended July 16, 2020; May 30, 2022.
Current with amendments received through December 15, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credit for details.
Ark. Admin. Code 006.02.7-20, AR ADC 006.02.7-20
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