CDPH Issues CCTT-Metrc Guidelines for Cannabis Businesses Affected by PG&E Shutdowns

Updated: Jan 24, 2020

On October 27, 2019, the California Department of Public Heath’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (CDPH) issued a notice stating that it is permissible for cannabis businesses who lose access to California Cannabis Track-and-Trace (CCTT-Metrc) as a result of the PG&E power shutdowns to continue operating. This permission is subject to two conditions:

  • maintaining comprehensive off-line records regarding all activities during the power shutdown; and

  • entering the records into the CCTT-Metrc system within three days of power being restored.

Additionally, if a company loses access to CCTT-Metrc for more than 72 hours, such loss must be reported to the CDPH. In the report to CDPH, an affected business must include the following information:

  • License number;

  • Business name;

  • Premises address;

  • Date and time when access to the CCTT was lost;

  • Cause of loss of access;

  • Best contact information.

Even if you are not sure if you will lose power, if there is a chance you will, taking a few minutes and figuring out a system for maintaining your records offline for future input into CCTT-Metrc in case you do lose power will be well worth it. If you lost power during the last shutdown and did not have a system in place, or if in the future you find yourself in a situation where you do not have records of activities that took place during a power outage, contact counsel as soon as possible.

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