California Cannabis Annual License SOP Set

We created our distinctive California cannabis annual license Standard Operating Procedure set based on feedback from annual license applicants and source documents from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) regulations. The CDPH cannabis SOPs are a compacted version of our more encompassing California Cannabis SOP set that are a must have for cannabis manufacturers and processors.

The CDPH requires applicants to provide documentation about:

  • Facility
  • Distribution
  • Inventory Management
  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance
  • Track & Trace

Aside from the other documents needed for submissions, these SOPs, written by quality and compliance experts should be used by cannabis companies to lay the foundation for compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and to help pass inspections. The CDPH SOPs are most effective when used in conjunction with our track & trace software, InstantGMP™ TNT. Applying for a license outside of California? We can still help! Get in touch to learn more about how we can assist you with complying with your specific state’s regulations. 

The added SOPs include:

CDPH SectionPolicy & SOP References
§40105 Premises DiagramPOL-4124 Buildings & Facilities Design & Installation Policy
§40200 Security PlanPOL-4305 Facility Management
§40205 Video SurveillancePOL-4124 Buildings & Facilities Design & Installation Policy

SOP-4211 Product Recalls

40235 Quality Control ProgramSOP-4418 GroundsPOL-4305 Facility Management

POL-4118 Equipment Design Guidelines

POL-4303 Material Control

SOP-4303 Material Receipt

POL-4306 InstantGMP™ Production Policy

SOP-4600 Master Production Record

§40240 Grounds, Building, & Manufacturing PremisesSOP-4418 Grounds

POL-4305 Facility Management

POL-4124 Buildings & Design & Installation Policy

POL-4119 Utility Design Guidelines

SOP-4420 Facility Maintenance & Modifications

§40243 Equipment & UtensilsPOL-4118 Equipment Design Guidelines
§40246 PersonnelPOL-4309 Production Personnel

SOP-4117 Manufacturing Personnel

SOP-4407 Gowning & General Safety

§40248 Cannabis Product ComponentsPOL-4303 Material Control

SOP-4303 Material Receipt

§40250 Manufacturing Processes & ProceduresPOL-4306 InstantGMP™ Production Policy

SOP-4600 Master Production Record

§40253 Product Quality PlanPOL-4509 Quality Management System

POL-4207 Hazard & Risk Assessment Policy

POL-4303 Material Control

SOP-4300 Specifications

POL-4304 Equipment Management

SOP-4214 Material Disposition

SOP-4305 Material Sampling

SOP-4312 Material Shipment

SOP-4314 Incoming Materials Holding & Labeling

§40255 Master Manufacturing ProtocolPOL-4306 InstantGMP™ Production Policy

SOP-4600 Master Production Record

POL-4300 Manufacturing Operations

§40258 Batch Production RecordPOL-4306 InstantGMP™ Production Policy

SOP-4601 Batch Production Record

POL-4300 Manufacturing Operations

SOP-4602 Inventory Management During Batch Production

§40270 Juice ProcessingSOP-4600 Master Production Record
§40272 Dried Meat ProcessingSOP-4600 Master Production Record
§40275 Standard Operating ProceduresPOL-4509 Quality Management System

SOP-4102 Standard Operating Procedures

§40277 Weights & MeasuresPOL-4304 Equipment Management
§40280 Training ProgramPOL-4503 Training Policy

SOP-4204 Training Program

§40282 Inventory Control – Cannabis & Cannabis ProductsSOP-4306 Material Inventory Control & Reconciliation

SOP-4602 Inventory Management During Batch Production

§40290 Waste ManagementSOP-4415 Waste Control & Management

SOP-4211 Product Recalls

§40295 Product ComplaintsSOP-4209 Complaints Handling
§40297 RecallsSOP-4211 Product Recalls
§40330 Failed Product BatchesSOP-4213 Finished Product Disposition
§40405 Primary Panel Labeling Requirements: Manufactured ProductsSOP-4318 Holding & Labeling of Finished Products
§40406 Additional Primary Panel Labeling Requirements: Edible ProductsSOP-4318 Holding & Labeling of Finished Products
§40409 Cannabinoid Content LabelingSOP-4318 Holding & Labeling of Finished Products
§40410 Labeling RestrictionsSOP-4318 Holding & Labeling of Finished Products
§40415 PackagingPOL-4306 InstantGMP™ Production Policy

SOP-4600 Master Production Record

§40417 Child-Resistant Packaging RequirementsPOL-4306 InstantGMP™ Production Policy

SOP-4600 Master Production Record

§40500 Record Keeping RequirementsPOL-4603 Records Retention & Disposition
§40505 Sales Invoices & ReceiptsSOP-4303 Material Receipt

SOP-4306 Material Inventory Control & Reconciliation

SOP-4312 Material Shipment

§40510 Track & Trace System General RequirementsPOL-4604 Track & Trace
§40512 Track & Trace System Reporting RequirementsPOL-4604 Track & Trace
§40513 Track & Trace System – Loss of AccessPOL-4604 Track & Trace
§40517 Track & Trace System – UID Tag OrderPOL-4604 Track & Trace
§40550 InspectionsSOP-4207 Regulatory & Client Inspections