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§ 9106. Geographical Features.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 8. Cannabis Cultivation [Renumbered]
Chapter 2. Cannabis Appellations Program
Article 2. Petitions
3 CCR § 9106
§ 9106. Geographical Features.
The petition shall include:
(a) A narrative description of the distinctive geographical features affecting cannabis production. Examples include, but are not limited to:
(1) Climate information which may include temperature, precipitation, wind, fog, solar orientation and radiation;
(2) Geological information which may include underlying formations, landforms, and such geophysical events as earthquakes, eruptions, and major floods;
(3) Soil features which may include microbiology and soil series or phases of a soil series;
(4) Physical features which may include flat, hilly, or mountainous topography, geographical formations, bodies of water, watersheds, and irrigation resources; and
(5) Minimum and maximum elevations.
(b) Substantial evidence that the geographical area is distinctive when compared to areas outside the proposed boundary and to other relevant areas which produce cannabis for sale into the marketplace;
(c) A description of the quality or characteristics of the cannabis which are essentially or exclusively caused by one or more distinctive geographical feature(s), including an explanation of how the distinctive geographical feature(s) cause(s) the cannabis to have that quality or characteristic; and
(d) Identification of at least one specific standard, practice, or cultivar requirement which acts to preserve the causal link(s) between one or more distinctive geographical feature(s) and the cannabis, including:
(1) Description of the mechanism by which the requirement preserves or maintains the causal link; and
(2) A clear distinction between cultivation methods which are allowed and prohibited under each requirement.
Note: Authority cited: Section 26063, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 26063, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 11-23-2021; operative 1-1-2022 (Register 2021, No. 48). Filing deadline specified in Government Code section 11349.3(a) extended 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-40-20 and an additional 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-71-20.
This database is current through 5/6/22 Register 2022, No. 18
3 CCR § 9106, 3 CA ADC § 9106
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