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Cannabis manufacturer: self-inspection checklist

Cannabis manufacturer: self-inspection checklist

This checklist is designed to help you review the conditions of your cannabis manufacturing facility in preparation for an inspection by Department of Cannabis Control (Department) staff. The items listed below represent the major areas evaluated during a routine compliance inspection.  

Included in this checklist

  • Inventory management
  • Track and trace requirements
  • Security measures
  • Good manufacturing practices
  • Manufacturing personnel and training program
  • Weighing devices and weighmasters
  • Packaging & labeling cannabis and cannabis products
  • Waste management
  • Extraction and solvent requirements
  • Closed-loop extraction system requirements
  • Required documentation

Download the self-inspection checklist

The requirements come from division 10 of the California Business and Professions Code (BPC) and California Code of Regulations, title 4 (4 CCR), which are available here: California’s Cannabis Laws. Please be aware that this checklist is not an exhaustive list or substitution for ensuring compliance with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements to your license type.

Related resources

  • Checklist: closed-loop extraction systems

    This document is intended to outline the requirements that closed-loop extraction system operators must follow to ensure the compliant use of extraction systems.

  • Manufacturing license fees

    Manufacturing license types are based on the activities performed, the chemicals used for extraction and post processing, if any, and whether the manufacturer works in a shared-use facility.

  • Child-resistant Packaging (CRP)

    State law requires that all cannabis goods are sold in child-resistant packaging (CRP). CRP is packaging that is designed to be hard for children under five years of age to open. It is the responsibility of the licensee that packaged the cannabis good to make sure that the package meets CRP requirements.