According to the Department of Health, "The California Department of Public Health's Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) is one of three state licensing authorities charged with licensing and regulating commercial cannabis activity in California. MCSB is responsible for regulation of all commercial cannabis manufacturing in California." Precisely as required by the Bureau of Cannabis Control and Calcannabis, applicants for licenses issued by the MCSB must file a California manufactured cannabis bond. The Department's mission within this division is to, "strive to protect public health and safety by ensuring commercial cannabis manufacturers operate safe, sanitary workplaces and follow good manufacturing practices to produce products that are free of contaminants, meet product guidelines and are properly packaged and labeled."
The surety bond form, entitled "Commercial Cannabis License Bond" is a compliance obligation. It must be issued in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000) and guarantees compliance with the provisions of the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (Division 10 of the California Business and Professions Code (§ 26000 et seq.)). In addition to referencing the entire statutory chapter the bond also specifically guarantees the costs of destruction of cannabis or cannabis products if necessitated by a violation of law.
Fluency in the statutes that regulate cannabis manufacture activities and the duties of a manufacturer is imperative. We recommend a complete review of the information available on the cannabis licensing division of the California Department of Health's website. For further information or compliance matters, the Department provides the following:
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