A Universal Unique Identifier and Track and Trace Program enacted by the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (Business and Professions Code §19335) establishes a universal identification program for the tracking and tracing of commercial medical cannabis activity. A unique identifier issued by the Department of Food and Agriculture will be used to track and trace the movement of medical marijuana and medical marijuana products through the distribution chain. The unique identifier must be affixed to secure packaging and be capable of providing: (1) the licensee receiving the product; (2) the transaction date; and (3) the cultivator from which the product originates.
The Department of Food and Agriculture will maintain an electronic database which will use the unique identifier information to electronically track the movement medical marijuana and medical marijuana products as to the following information:
(A) The quantity, or weight, and variety of products shipped.
(B) The estimated times of departure and arrival.
(C) The quantity, or weight, and variety of products received.
(D) The actual time of departure and arrival.
(E) A categorization of the product.
(F) The license number and the unique identifier pursuant to Section 11362.777 of the Health and Safety Code issued by the licensing authority for all licensees involved in the shipping process, including cultivators, transporters, distributors, and dispensaries.