WHAT WE DO
We're here to ensure compliance with marijuana laws, rules and regulations. Our compliance is empowered by a strong set of ethics rooted in leadership and sustainability.
+ ESTABLISHING A CULTURE OF COMPLIANCE
Awareness: A company can’t be compliant if it doesn’t understand regulators’ expectations.,
Education: Ensuring that employees are educated on an organization's internal policies and external regulations is essential.
Communication: The executive team needs to effectively and continuously communicate expectations, policies and procedures that employees are expected to understand and practice daily. Management needs to be transparent about their own behavior by setting a high standard of ethical conduct that can be filtered down throughout Caliva.
Incident Reporting & Case Management: In order to ensure a company is able to track and address any misconduct
+ MEDICAL CANNABIS REGULATION & SAFETY ACT
- Establishes Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulations and establishes industry standards.
- Establishes with written law that actions performed by licensees that are permitted by a state or local license.
- Establishes 17 different license types for the commercial cultivation, manufacture, retail sale, transport, distribution, delivery and testing of medical cannabis.
- Sets qualification of licensing including proof of local approval.
- Requires BOTH a state license and a license, permit, or other authorization from their local government (City or County).
- Requires identifying patient information to be kept confidential.
- Licensees will not be prohibited from operating “for profit”.
+ ADULT USE OF MARIJUANA ACT
- Regulates and legalizes the adult use of recreational cannabis. Creates the Bureau of Marijuana Control to regulate and license the recreational marijuana industry.
- Establishes 19 different license types; almost very similar to MCRSA but eliminates the transport license, adds a microbusiness license and type 5 cultivation license.
- Allows adults age 21+ to possess, transport, purchase, consume and share up to one ounce of nonmedical marijuana and eight grams of nonmedical marijuana concentrates.
- Using marijuana in public and driving while impaired remains illegal.
- A CA City or County that does not want recreation marijuana does not have to have it and may add on regulations that do not conflict with the state's regulations.
+ CALIVA COMPLIANCE REGULATIONS
- Only legally qualified patients and their properly registered caregivers may register and remain as members of Caliva. Members and applicants may be required to verify their identity. No medical marijuana shall be provided to any persons other than the individual Collective members.
- Medical cannabis may only be used for medical purposes.
- Distribution of medical cannabis to non-members is prohibited.
- Resale of medical cannabis is prohibited.
- Members must bring a valid ID and medical documentation (a CA Medical Marijuana ID Card or a physician's recommendation) for the first visit to Caliva. A valid ID will need to be presented every time you visit Caliva.
- Members shall wear any required badges while at the Collective premise and by doing so, confirm use of the premise the rules and regulations of the Collective, and other laws or enactments of the Collective.
- No smoking, vaping, ingestion or other consumption of medical cannabis is allowed on the Collective’s premises and/or parking area of the Collective, nor within 300 feet of the Collective on the public right of way.
- No loud music, unattended barking dogs, or other noise disturbances is permitted around the Collective.
- All forms of criminal conduct are prohibited at the Collective, and solicitation of staff to participate in criminal conduct is also prohibited.
- Attempts to circumvent the membership registration, validation process, or other processes or rules of the collective is prohibited.
- No weapons are allowed at Caliva.
- Loitering and/or littering in the neighborhood surrounding the Collective's premises are prohibited.
- Please do not bring more than one non-patient with you. Repeated violations of this rule can lead to suspension.
- No children may be left unattended at Caliva.
- No audio, video or photographic recording is permitted in order to protect the privacy and confidentiality of all Caliva members.
- There shall be no sale, dispensing or consumption of alcoholic beverages.
- No persons under the age of 21 shall be allowed at the location, and no Medical Marijuana Transfers shall be made by the Collective to a Person under the age of 21.
- All members and staff are to treat each other with respect and courtesy at all time. Threatening, abusive, or disrespectful behavior is strictly prohibited.
- None of the following items are allowed in the Collective's premises or parking area: (1) any controlled substance other than medical marijuana; (2) any paraphernalia used for the ingestion of any type of controlled substance other than medical marijuana; (3) alcoholic beverages; and (4) firearms, except in strict compliance with applicable law and with the Collective’s prior consent.
- The collective will terminate the membership of any member violating any provision of these Rules & Regulations or any state or local law, rule, regulation or ordinance applicable to the operation of the Collective or the possession, distribution or consumption of medical marijuana. The collective will immediately report any such violation to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.
+ PATIENT PRIVACY: TOP 5 VIOLATIONS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM
- Keeping unsecured records: all patient records should be kept in a secure location at all times. Physical files should be kept in a locking cabinet, desk or office. Digital files should require a secure password to access them. You have a responsibility to the patients to protect their information.
- Improper disposal of records:shredding is necessary before disposing of patient records.
- Unauthorized release of information: sharing patient information between co-workers in a public area or with friends who should not know this information puts you at risk for a violation. Be mindful of your environment, restrict conversations to private places, and don’t share information with anyone.
- Employee dishonesty/insider snooping:although not always done with a malicious purpose, when employees try to access patient information that they are not authorized to view, this is a violation of patient privacy.
- MISSING PATIENT SIGNATURE: The patience signature is what validates thier perscription.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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+ May I consume Cannabis on Caliva’s property?
Unfortunately, no. Due to San Jose laws, Medical Marijuana may not be inhaled, smoked, eaten, ingested, vaped, or otherwise used or consumed at the Premises and/or Location, in the parking areas of the Premises and/or Location, within 300 feet of the Premises and/or Location on the public right of way, or in those areas restricted under the provisions of California Health and Safety (Code Section 11362.79.)
+ Can I give cannabis to someone else as a gift?
Yes. According to NORML- As of Nov. 9th it became legal for any adult 21 years or older to: • Possess, transport, obtain or give away to other adults 21 or older no more than one ounce of marijuana or 8 grams of concentrated cannabis.
+ Can I have or carry cannabis in my car?
Yes, cannabis may be carried in cars but it may not be in an open container and cannot cross state boundaries. It is illegal to use or consume marijuana in a motor vehicle and it is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana.
+ Can I take it on a plane?
Flying with cannabis on any commercial flight—domestic or international—is illegal, and that remains true even if you are a medical marijuana patient. All airports, airplanes, and air spaces are under the jurisdiction of federal law, and since cannabis is still federally illegal that means traveling with cannabis risks being arrested and prosecuted. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says that they won’t search people for marijuana specifically although if they do discover it during routine screenings, legal actions will be taken. Since the TSA is an agency of the federal government, marijuana is still considered illegal.
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