(a) A temporary cannabis event license authorizes a licensed cannabis event organizer to hold a temporary cannabis event where the onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods is authorized at the location indicated on the license during the dates indicated on the license.
(b) Violations of the requirements applicable to temporary cannabis events may result in disciplinary action against the cannabis event organizer license or any other licenses held by a licensee participating in the temporary cannabis event and responsible for a violation under this division or the Act.
(c) A temporary cannabis event license shall only be issued for a single day or up to 4 consecutive days. No temporary cannabis event license will be issued for more than 4 days.
(d) An application for a temporary cannabis event license shall be submitted to the Department no less than 60 calendar days before the first day of the temporary cannabis event.
(e) A temporary cannabis event may only be held at a county fair event, district agricultural association event, or at another venue expressly approved by a local jurisdiction for the purpose of holding a temporary cannabis event.
(f) A temporary cannabis event license shall not be issued for a premises that is licensed for the sale of alcohol or tobacco.
(g) If the list of licensees and employees participating in the temporary cannabis event changes after the application is submitted or after the license is issued, the applicant shall submit with the Licensee Notification and Request Form, Notifications and Requests Regarding Regulatory Compliance, DCC-LIC-028 (New 9/21), incorporated herein by reference, an updated list and an updated diagram, as required in section 15002.1(b)(5), to the Department no less than 72 hours before the event. Licensees not on the list submitted to the Department shall not participate in the temporary cannabis event.
(h) The licensed cannabis event organizer shall hire or contract for security personnel to provide security services at the licensed temporary cannabis event. All security personnel hired or contracted for by the licensee shall be at least 21 years of age, licensed by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, and comply with chapters
11.4 and 11.5 of division 3 of the Business and Professions Code. Security personnel shall be present on the licensed premises at all times cannabis goods are available for sale and/or cannabis goods consumption is allowed on the licensed premises.
(i) A licensed cannabis event organizer shall maintain a clearly legible sign not less than 7 inches by 11 inches in size, reading “No Persons Under 21 Allowed” at or near each public entrance to any area where the sale or consumption of cannabis goods is allowed. The lettering of the sign shall be no less than 1 inch in height.
(j) All cannabis waste generated at a temporary cannabis event shall be collected and disposed of in accordance with the requirements of section 17223. The licensed cannabis event organizer may contract or arrange for the collection and disposal of cannabis waste generated during the temporary cannabis event.
(k) A licensed cannabis event organizer and all other licensees participating in a temporary cannabis event are required to comply with section 15037 and all other applicable requirements in the Act and this division pertaining to record keeping.
(l) The Department may require the event organizer and all participants to cease operations without delay if, in the opinion of the Department or local law enforcement, it is necessary to protect the immediate public health and safety of the people of the state. Upon notification from the Department that the event is to cease operations, the event organizer shall immediately stop the event and all participants shall be removed from the premises within the time frame provided by the Department.
(m) Upon notification from the Department, the event organizer shall immediately expel from the event any person selling cannabis goods without a license from the Department that authorizes the participant to sell cannabis goods. The event organizer or their representative shall remain with the person being expelled from the premises at all times until he or she vacates the premises. If the person does not vacate the premises, the Department may inform the event organizer that the event must cease operations. Upon notification from the Department that the event is to cease operations, the event organizer shall immediately stop the event and all participants shall be removed from the premises within the time frame provided by the Department.
Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26012 and 26200, Business and Professions Code.