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Cannabis Regulation: Initial Inspection Checklist

Compliance is more than defensive protection; it is affirmatively necessary to progress as a viable business. This checklist helps with the Internal controls to prevent and detect misconduct that are attractive to investors and to merger and acquisition partners.
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07/19/2022

Cannabis Regulation: Initial Inspection Checklist

Compliance is more than defensive protection; it is affirmatively necessary to progress as a viable business. This checklist helps with the Internal controls to prevent and detect misconduct that are attractive to investors and to merger and acquisition partners.

    Instructions: Applicants may use this checklist in preparation for the Initial Inspection conducted by the Department of Cannabis Regulation. Items that do not pass inspection may require DCR to conduct an additional inspection for which an additional inspection fee will be charged pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 104.19(h)

    Note: This checklist is for informational and convenience purposes only, and should not be submitted to DCR.

  • Applicant Entity Name:

  • Business Premises Location:

  • License or Application No.

  • Inspection Date:

  • A. Business Premises:

  • All entry points to the Business Premises are accurately reflected on the Business Premises Diagram.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • All interior doorways, rooms, and walkways are accurately reflected on the Business Premises Diagram.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • The Business Premises is properly ventilated, and the exhaust air is filtered to neutralize the odor from the Business Premises so that the odor cannot be smelled from the exterior.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • The property and all associated parking under the control of the Licensee and any sidewalk/alley are well maintained and kept free of obstruction, trash, litter and debris.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • There are no exterior mounted devices, including security bars, grates, grills, barricades, and similar devices. All rooftop equipment is screened from view of the public.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • All exterior portions of the Business Premises are adequately illuminated in the evening.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Cannabis goods are stored in a manner to permit control of temperature and humidity and prevent the entry of environmental contaminants such as smoke and dust. Employee break rooms, changing facilities, and bathrooms are completely separated from storage areas.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • B. Security and Video Surveillance System:

  • Licensee has hired/contracted security personnel, who are not employees of the Licensee, to provide security services.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • All security personnel are in compliance with state requirements and maintain active American Red Cross First Aid cards.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Limited-access areas are securely locked utilizing commercial-grade, nonresidential door locks, including points of entry and exit to the Business Premises.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Licensee has a functioning alarm system which is permitted by LAPD, and alarm information is provided upon request if not displayed.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • The Business Premises has a digital video surveillance system with a minimum camera resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels with each camera permanently mounted and in a fixed location.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Video surveillance cameras record 24 hours per day with a minimum of 15 frames per second. The storage device for the recordings is secured in a manner to prevent tampering or theft. Surveillance recordings are kept for a minimum of 90 days.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • All entrances and exits to the Business Premises are recorded by the video surveillance system from both the indoor and outdoor vantage points.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • All limited access areas, including security rooms, areas of storage, etc., are recorded by the video surveillance system from both interior and exterior.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • If applicable, point-of-sale areas and areas where cannabis goods are displayed for sale are recorded by the video surveillance system.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • All security operations comply with the security plan submitted to DCR.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • C. Administrative

  • The Commercial Cannabis Activities onsite are consistent with the Commercial Cannabis Activities on the Application.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • No recommendations or approvals by a physician to use medical cannabis or medical cannabis products are issued at the Business Premises.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • There are alcohol or tobacco products on the Business Premises, outdoor speakers, or pool/billiard tables, dart games, video games, etc.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • All licenses and certificates (DCR, BTRC, State, etc.) are prominently displayed onsite where they can be viewed by State and/or local agency staff.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • All agents, officers, or other persons acting for or employed by the Licensee have a laminated or plastic-coated identification badge displayed on their person which identifies the business name and license number, the employee’s name and identification number, and a color photograph of the employee.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • There is an electronic age verification device to determine the age of any individual attempting to purchase Cannabis goods.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • No portion of the Business Premises has been sublet without written approval from DCR.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • A records retention system is in place.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • A Track and Trace Inventory system is in place.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Procedures are in place to notify DCR within 24 hours of any of the following:

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Procedures are in place to notify DCR within 24 hours of any of the following:

  • No recommendations or approvals by a physician to use medical cannabis or medical cannabis products are issued at the Business Premises.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Management or person(s) in charge grant DCR inspectors unrestricted access to Business Premises to conduct the inspection. No Licensee, agent or employees shall interfere with, obstruct or impede DCR’s inspection.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)

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