The Division of Hashish Management (DCC) is chargeable for imposing state legal guidelines that regulate hashish companies, together with legal guidelines to guard the well being and security of sufferers and shoppers. An essential instrument on this effort is the embargo.
What’s an embargo?
DCC could challenge an embargo if there’s possible trigger to imagine that the hashish or hashish product is adulterated, misbranded, or in any other case in violation of state hashish legal guidelines and laws. Impounded hashish or hashish merchandise is probably not bought, distributed, faraway from the premises, or disposed of. In essence, an embargo freezes hashish or hashish merchandise in place whereas DCC investigates additional.
How does DCC talk details about embargoed gadgets?
When DCC points an embargo, DCC will notify the licensee or product proprietor by sending an preliminary notification. The preliminary notification will establish the hashish or hashish merchandise which can be topic to the embargo and supply the explanation(s) for the embargo.
After the embargo has been issued, DCC will place an embargo tag or different marking on the embargoed gadgets. DCC may also place a maintain on embargoed gadgets in California's hashish observe and hint system. Please remember that you’re nonetheless obliged to respect the embargo even when these steps aren’t taken.
After the preliminary notification, DCC will challenge extra notifications to speak with the licensee or product proprietor in regards to the embargo. Further embargo notices will present the licensee or product proprietor with particular directions and deadlines for addressing the embargoed gadgets.
You probably have obtained a written “Preliminary Embargo Discover” and want extra info, please contact the DCC consultant recognized within the discover instantly or contact DCC at email@example.com.
How ought to I adjust to an embargo?
You have to not promote, distribute, take away from the premises, or in any other case eliminate any merchandise that’s below embargo.
You have to get hold of written permission from DCC earlier than taking motion on an embargoed merchandise.
What occurs if I don’t adjust to an embargo?
If a licensee violates an embargo, DCC could search disciplinary motion towards their licensee. Amongst different issues, because of this the licensee's industrial hashish license may very well be suspended or revoked.
Additionally, anybody who violates an embargo will be fined $10,000 per merchandise.
How can licensees guarantee they’re notified about gadgets of their stock which can be topic to an embargo?
The Division makes use of the contact factors within the file to challenge notices. Please be sure that the e-mail deal with and phone quantity for all homeowners related together with your license and the Designated Accountable Social gathering (DRP) for the license are present and correct within the Division's Licensing information.
To replace e mail and cellphone numbers, the Designated Accountable Social gathering should full the DCC-LIC-027 type and e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also be sure that any embargo discover reaches license homeowners and DRPs by saving the next e mail deal with to your contacts: Compliance@hashish.ca.gov, which ought to preserve essential compliance-related notifications from being directed to spam or spam folders.
How can I get extra details about the embargo?
Go to CannaConnect Useful resource Hub on the DCC web site for extra info and hyperlinks to the laws.