Medical Cannabis Dispensary (MCD) Regulations for Preparation of Edible Cannabis Products
1. No edible cannabis products requiring refrigeration or hot-holding shall be manufactured for sale or distribution at an MCD, due to the potential for food-borne illness. Exemptions may be granted by the San Francisco Department of Public Health on a case-by-case basis. For such exempted edible cannabis products, DPH may require a HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) plan before approving the distribution of such medical cannabis products at MCDs. Such products requiring a HACCP plan may include ice cream and other dairy products.
2. Baked medicinal products (i.e. brownies, bars, cookies, cakes), tinctures and other non- refrigerated type items are acceptable for manufacture and sale at MCDs.
3. (Items noted in this section are advisory only, as DPH does not intend to regulate edible cannabis production occurring in one’s home.) Preparation may be completed in a home-type kitchen equipped with a sink available for hand washing (this sink may be a dishwash sink), liquid soap, and paper towels. No other food preparation should take place during the production of edible cannabis products, in order to avoid cross- contamination. During preparation, children and pets should not be in the kitchen/preparation area. Clean and sanitize all utensils, equipment, and food contact surfaces before and after preparation. Equipment and food contact surfaces should be in good, cleanable condition. Ingredient storage areas should be kept clean and vermin-free.
4. All items shall be individually wrapped at the original point of preparation.
For more information about the laws affecting Medical Marijuana Edibles please visit the Edibles List.