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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 3. Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control
Agency 10. Virginia Cannabis Control Authority
Chapter 50. Cannabis Products

3VAC10-50-110. Disposal of cannabis products.

A. To mitigate the risk of diversion, a pharmaceutical processor shall routinely and promptly dispose of undesired, excess, unauthorized, obsolete, adulterated, misbranded, or deteriorated green waste, extracts, and cannabis products, as applicable. Green waste includes cannabis plants seeds and parts of plants. Green waste shall be weighed, ground, and combined with a minimum of 51% non-cannabis waste to render the mixture inactive and unrecognizable. Once rendered unrecognizable, green waste shall be considered agricultural waste and may be disposed of accordingly.

B. The destruction and disposal of green waste, extracts, and cannabis products, as applicable, shall be witnessed by a pharmacist or the responsible party of the medical cannabis facility and shall be conducted under video surveillance. The persons destroying and disposing of the green waste, extracts, or cannabis products shall maintain and make available a separate record of each occurrence of destruction and disposal indicating:

1. The date and time of destruction and disposal;

2. The manner of destruction and disposal;

3. The name and quantity of cannabis product and green waste destroyed and disposed of; and

4. The signatures of the persons destroying and disposing of the green waste, extracts, or cannabis products.

C. Disposal of green waste may be by incineration, inert composting, or any other means of disposal or destruction.

D. A pharmaceutical processor may sell or otherwise distribute inert composted green waste.

E. The record of destruction and disposal shall be maintained at the pharmaceutical processor or cannabis dispensing facility for three years from the date of destruction and disposal.

Statutory Authority

§§ 4.1-601, 4.1-604, and 4.1-606 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 40, Issue 11, eff. January 1, 2024.

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