Home Table of Contents

§ 5705. General Sampling Requirements.

16 CA ADC § 5705BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 42. Bureau of Cannabis Control
Chapter 6. Testing Laboratories
Article 3. Sampling Cannabis and Cannabis Products
16 CCR § 5705
§ 5705. General Sampling Requirements.
(a) The laboratory that obtains a representative sample from a licensed distributor or licensed microbusiness shall perform all the required testing at one licensed laboratory premises.
(b) The laboratory may obtain and analyze samples only from batches in final form as required by Business and Professions Code section 26100.
(c) The laboratory sampler shall collect a representative sample from each batch following the procedures specified in the laboratory's sampling standard operating procedure(s).
(d) The laboratory shall ensure that the sample is transported and subsequently stored at the licensed laboratory premises in a manner that prevents degradation, contamination, commingling, and tampering. If the cannabis good specifies on the label how the cannabis good shall be stored, the laboratory shall store the sample as indicated on the label.
(e) The laboratory shall complete a chain of custody form for each sample that the laboratory collects and analyzes.
(f) Once a representative sample has been obtained for regulatory compliance testing, the licensed testing laboratory that obtained the sample must complete the regulatory compliance testing.
(g) If a licensed laboratory is unable to competently complete the regulatory compliance testing after sampling and before a COA is issued, the licensed distributor or microbusiness authorized to engage in distribution who arranged for the testing of the batch(s) may request approval from the Bureau to have the impacted batch(s) re-sampled and tested by another licensed laboratory.
(1) The request shall be made in writing via email to bcc.labs@dca.ca.gov and shall include all of the following:
(A) The name and license number of the distributor;
(B) The batch numbers;
(C) The type and quantity of cannabis goods;
(D) The name and license number of the laboratory that took the initial sample and is not able to competently complete the regulatory compliance testing;
(E) The name and license number of the laboratory proposed to re-sample and complete the regulatory compliance testing for the batch(s); and
(F) The reason why the laboratory that initially took the sample cannot competently complete the regulatory compliance testing.
(2) The Bureau will review the request and determine if the laboratory that initially took the sample is unable to competently complete the regulatory compliance testing. If the Bureau determines that the laboratory is unable to competently complete the regulatory compliance testing, the Bureau, in its discretion, may approve the request in whole or part and set conditions for the re-sampling and testing.
(3) No re-sampling of any batch shall occur prior to the licensed distributor or licensed microbusiness authorized to engaged in distribution receiving written approval from the Bureau.
Note: Authority cited: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26100, 26104 and 26110, Business and Professions Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 12-7-2017 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 26013(b)(3); operative 12-7-2017 (Register 2017, No. 49). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-5-2018 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. New section refiled 6-4-2018 as an emergency, including repealer of subsection (c) and subsection relettering; operative 6-6-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.1(d) (Register 2018, No. 23). Pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 26013(b)(3), this is a deemed emergency and the emergency regulations remain in effect for 180 days. A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 12-3-2018 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. Certificate of Compliance as to 6-4-2018 order, including amendment of section, transmitted to OAL 12-3-2018 and filed 1-16-2019; amendments operative 1-16-2019 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2019, No. 3).
This database is current through 11/22/19 Register 2019, No. 47
16 CCR § 5705, 16 CA ADC § 5705
End of Document© 2019 Thomson Reuters. No claim to original U.S. Government Works.