Don’t Risk A Citation: How To Avoid Compliance Issues With Your Cannabis Facility

If you run a cannabis operation, it's crucial that you avoid compliance issues. Unfortunately, even small issues can put at risk of being found to be non-compliant. If that happens, you're going to be out of business until you can get the issue resolved, which can take a while. The best way to avoid a shut-down is to avoid compliance issues altogether. Here are four important steps you should take to keep your cannabis operation in full compliance.

Maintain Proper Bathroom Facilities

If you want to avoid a citation for your cannabis operation, the first thing you need to do is maintain proper bathroom facilities. You might not realize this, but something as simple as poorly maintained bathroom facility can put you at risk for a non-compliance citation. To avoid that, be sure that your bathrooms are always clean, well-stocked with toilet paper, seat covers, and soap, and that your toilets are not broken.

Monitor Your Grow Room Cameras

If you run a cannabis operation, you've got to have cameras in the grow rooms. However, you need to make sure that the cameras are functioning properly, provide a clear view of the entire grow room, and that they're adjusted to the right height. The cameras in the grow room should be adjusted so that they'll continue to provide a clear view as your plants grow. One way to do that is to install camera's that can be adjusted remotely. That will allow you to make adjustments as needed throughout the growth cycle.

Ensure a Clean and Hygienic Environment

Another non-compliance issue relates to the cleanliness of the facilities. To avoid citations, your facilities should be clean and hygienic. There shouldn't be any hazards on the ground, and the facilities should be cleaned periodically throughout the day. Not only that, but your equipment should be clean and well-maintained. To that end, you should have a system in place that will allow you to clean your equipment on a routine basis.

Keep Non-Card Holders Out of the Facility

When you run a cannabis operation, it's crucial that you run a secure facility. That includes knowing who's coming and going from the facility. To avoid compliance issues, and possible shut-downs, you'll need to keep all non-cardholders out of the facility. The best way to do that is to have a permanent door greeter who's responsible for checking identification cards of each person who passes through the door. This will ensure that each person in the facility has the proper identification.

For more information, contact your local California cannabis compliance services.