The Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Control (“DCR”) recently updated its Rules and Regulations (“Regulations”) on September 26, 2022, and then further revised them on October 4, 2022. These revisions included various new operational requirements, some of which are described in more detail below. The complete Regulations can be accessed here. DCR’s archive page of all versions of the Regulations can be found here.
While the list below covers the most significant requirements, please note that there are additional requirements in the Regulations that must be maintained at your business premises for full legal compliance. We urge you to review the Regulations to ensure that you are in compliance with all of the requirements that may be applicable to your business. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Katchko, Vitiello & Karikomi, PC for more information and a member of the team will be happy to assist.
All Licensees are now required to submit a signed ENF-3003-FORM titled Licensee Compliance Attestation form within 30 days from the date the Licensee begins operations. By signing, the Licensee is certifying that they have read and understood DCR’s Rules and Regulations. The Licensee is also required to provide a copy of the Rules and Regulations for Cannabis Procedures to all Primary Personnel, managers, and the person-in-charge.
A signed copy of the ENF-3003-FORM must be submitted to DCR via email at DCRcompliance@lacity.org. The form must be signed by an individual or individuals who represent at least 51% aggregate ownership of the Licensee, and the Social Equity Individual Applicant if applicable. Any Licensee that has already received Temporary Approval must submit the form to DCR by November 21, 2022.
You can download the ENF-3003-FORM here.
A Licensee must develop and implement a written security plan. At a minimum, this plan must describe how the Licensee will address the following:
Licensees must implement two Codes of Conduct: one for employees and one for patrons (if applicable).
The Employee Code of Conduct must address the following, at a minimum:
Licensees must provide a training program to all employees regarding the Employee Code of Conduct.
The Patron Code of Conduct must address the following, at a minimum:
Licensees must post the Patron Code of Conduct in a visible and public area at the business premises.
Licensees must register all delivery vehicles with DCR and receive a Delivery Vehicle Placard (“DVP”) for each vehicle.
Please contact one of our team members should you need any assistance to ensure compliance with these requirements.