(a) Each licensed premises shall have a digital video surveillance system with a minimum camera resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels on the licensed premises. This requirement does not apply to a licensed premises authorized exclusively for cultivation activities or the cultivation area of a licensed microbusiness premises.
(b) The video surveillance system shall at all times be able to effectively and clearly record images of the area under surveillance.
(c) Each camera shall be permanently mounted and in a fixed location. Each camera shall be placed in a location that allows the camera to clearly record activity occurring within 20 feet of all points of entry and exit on the licensed premises, and allows for the clear and certain identification of any person and activities in all areas required to be filmed under subsection (d) of this section.
(d) Areas that shall be recorded on the video surveillance system include the following:
(1) Areas where cannabis or cannabis products are weighed, packed, stored, loaded, and unloaded for transportation, prepared, or moved within the licensed premises;
(2) Limited-access areas;
(3) Security rooms;
(4) Areas storing a surveillance-system storage device with at least one camera recording the access points to the secured surveillance recording area; and
(5) Entrances and exits to the licensed premises, which shall be recorded from both indoor and outdoor vantage points.
(e) Licensed retailers and licensed microbusinesses authorized to engage in retail sales shall also record point-of-sale areas and areas where cannabis goods are displayed for sale on the video surveillance system. At each point-of-sale location, camera placement must allow for the recording of the facial features of any person purchasing or selling cannabis goods, or any person in the retail area, with sufficient clarity to determine identity.
(f) Cameras shall record continuously 24 hours per day and at a minimum of 15 frames per second (FPS).
(g) The physical media or storage device on which surveillance recordings are stored shall be secured in a manner to protect the recording from tampering or theft.
(h) Surveillance recordings shall be kept for a minimum of 90 calendar days.
(i) Surveillance recordings are subject to inspection by the Department and shall be kept in a manner that allows the Department to view and obtain copies of the recordings at the licensed premises immediately upon request. The licensee shall also send or otherwise provide copies of the recordings to the Department upon request within the time specified by the Department.
(j) Recorded images shall clearly and accurately display the time and date. Time is to be measured in accordance with the standards issued by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology. The displayed date and time shall not significantly obstruct the view of recorded images.
(k) The video surveillance system shall be equipped with a failure notification system that provides notification to the licensee of any interruption or failure of the video surveillance system or video surveillance-system storage device.
(l) If multiple licensed premises are contained within the same building, a single video surveillance system covering the entire building may be used by all of the licensees under the following conditions:
(1) All licensees shall have immediate access to the surveillance recordings to produce them pursuant to subsection (i).
(2) All licensees shall be held responsible and subject to discipline for any violations of the video surveillance requirements.
(m) Notwithstanding subsection (a), a licensed distributor transport only licensee engaged in self-distribution whose premises is on the same parcel of land as their licensed cultivation premises shall not be required to comply with the provisions of this section.
Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 26070, Business and Professions Code.