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4770.1200 DISPOSAL OF MEDICAL CANNABIS AND PLANT MATERIAL.

Subpart 1.

Medical cannabis take-back.

A medical cannabis manufacturer must accept at no charge unused, excess, or contaminated medical cannabis. A manufacturer must:

A.

dispose of the returned medical cannabis as provided in subpart 2; and

B.

maintain a written record of disposal that includes:

(1)

the name of the patient;

(2)

the date the medical cannabis was returned;

(3)

the quantity of medical cannabis returned; and

(4)

the type and batch number of medical cannabis returned.

Subp. 2.

Medical cannabis and plant material waste.

A medical cannabis manufacturer must store, secure, and manage medical cannabis waste and plant material waste in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.

A.

The manufacturer must dispose of medical cannabis waste by incineration at a waste-to-energy facility according to federal and state law.

B.

The manufacturer must dispose of plant material by composting as follows:

(1)

at the manufacturing facility, according to federal and state law; or

(2)

at an approved composting facility, according to federal and state law.

C.

Before transport, the manufacturer must render plant material waste unusable and unrecognizable by grinding and incorporating the waste with a greater quantity of nonconsumable, solid wastes including:

(1)

paper waste;

(2)

cardboard waste;

(3)

food waste;

(4)

yard waste;

(5)

vegetative wastes generated from industrial or manufacturing processes that prepare food for human consumption;

(6)

soil; or

(7)

other waste approved by the commissioner.

Subp. 3.

Liquid and chemical waste disposal.

The medical cannabis manufacturer must dispose of all liquid and chemical product waste generated in the process of cultivating, manufacturing, and distributing medical cannabis in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.

Subp. 4.

Waste-tracking requirements.

The medical cannabis manufacturer must use forms provided by the commissioner to maintain accurate and comprehensive records regarding waste material that accounts for, reconciles, and evidences all waste activity related to the disposal of medical cannabis waste and plant material waste.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.389; 152.25; 152.26

History:

39 SR 1080

Published Electronically:

February 20, 2015