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Standard cannabinoids test method and standardized operating procedures

Standard cannabinoids test method and standardized operating procedures

Type: Regular rulemaking 

Status:  Approved and filed with Secretary of State July 28, 2023. Effective October 1, 2023.

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved the Department of Cannabis Control’s (DCC) regulations implementing Business and Professions Code section 26100(f)(2) pertaining to the establishment of a standard cannabinoids test method, including standardized operating procedures, that shall be utilized by all licensed testing laboratories in California. OAL filed the approved regulations with the Secretary of State on July 28, 2023. These regulations will become effective on October 1, 2023 and compliance will be required starting January 1, 2024

Through these adopted regulations, the DCC aims to ensure all licensed laboratories are using the same standardized cannabinoid test method which will ensure consumers receive accurate and consistent information regarding the cannabinoid content of the cannabis and cannabis product they use or consume. 

View the rulemaking documents: 

Approved Regulation Text and Standardized Operating Procedures – July 28, 2023