|I’m based outside of California and want to manufacture IH products. Can I obtain an IHPR to sell my products in California?|
California only requires an out-of-state industrial hemp extract manufacturer to be licensed and obtain an IHPR. California does not license or require an IHPR for out-of-state manufacturers of final form products to be sold in California.
How are manufacturers, both in-state and out-of-state, required to ensure the safety of IH products sold or distributed in California?
AB 45 requires that all IH products that are sold or distributed in California shall conform with all applicable state laws and regulations. Manufacturers must include a certificate of analysis to confirm approved THC concentration and product content and provide proof that the IH product was from an approved IH growing program. CDPH may initiate an investigation to determine compliance with AB 45 or other law such as misbranding, adulteration, food manufacturing safety, etc. Enforcement may include:
- regulatory warnings
- public health advisories warnings
- civil penalties
- recall of IH final form products or extracts
- seizure and embargo of IH products