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Title: 20 - Zoning

Chapter: 67 - Commercial Cannabis Regulation

Section: 60 - Manufacturing Regulations

A. Cannabis manufacturing shall be conducted using only nonvolatile solvents, or no solvents.
1. “Volatile solvent” means a solvent that is or produces a flammable gas or vapor that, when present in the air in sufficient quantities, will create explosive or ignitable mixtures. For the purposes of this section, carbon dioxide and ethanol are nonvolatile solvents, however, a use permit for manufacturing shall specify whether carbon dioxide or ethanol will be permitted.
2. If the use permit allows the use of carbon dioxide or ethanol, the Planning Commission shall specifically address in its written findings the potential impacts of the use of those solvents.

B. A cannabis manufacturer shall not be located within a 600-foot radius of a school or youth center. The distances specified in this section shall be the horizontal distance measured in a straight line from the property line of the school or youth center to the closest property line of the lot on which the subject cannabis manufacturer is located.

C. A cannabis manufacturer shall operate only in accordance with the operating plans reviewed and approved by the County.

D. A cannabis manufacturer shall notify the Del Norte County Sheriff's Office and the licensing authority within twenty-four (24) hours after discovering any of the following:
1. Significant discrepancies identified during inventory;
2. Diversion, theft, loss, or any criminal activity involving the dispensary or any agent or employee of the manufacturer;
3. The loss or unauthorized alteration of records related to cannabis, patients, or manufacturer's employees or agents; or
4. Any other breach of security.

E. A cannabis manufacturer shall implement and maintain sufficient security measures to both deter and prevent unauthorized entrance into areas containing cannabis or cannabis. Security measures shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Prevent individuals from loitering on the premises if they are not engaging in activity expressly related to the operations of the retailer;
2. Establish limited access areas accessible only to authorized dispensary personnel;
3. Store all cannabis and cannabis products in a secured and locked safe room, safe, or vault, and in a manner as to prevent diversion, theft, and loss, except for limited amounts of cannabis and cannabis products used for display purposes, samples or immediate sale;
4. Install security cameras on site;

F. All employees of a cannabis manufacturing facility operating potentially hazardous equipment shall be trained on the proper use of equipment and on the proper hazard response protocols in the event of equipment failure. In addition, employees handling edible cannabis products or ingredients shall be trained on proper food safety practices.

(Ord. 2020-007 § 2 (part), 2020; Ord. 2018-010 § 2 (part) 2018.)