(a) Immature cannabis plants shall be tagged as follows:
(1) Each established lot of immature plants shall be assigned a plant tag. Each lot of immature plants under a single plant tag shall be uniform in strain or cultivar and contain no more than 100 individual immature plants at any one time. The lot plant tag shall be visible and within clear view of an individual standing next to the immature lot and kept free from dirt and debris. Each lot shall either:
(A) Have each immature plant in the lot labeled with the UID number and placed contiguous to one another to facilitate identification by the Department; or
(B) Be fully separated from other lots of immature or mature plants by a physical barrier. In such cases, each individual plant does not need to be labeled with the corresponding UID number.
(2) Immature plants transferred from a licensed nursery for retail sale shall each be labeled with the UID number that corresponds to the UID number of the immature lot. The receiving licensee shall remove the licensed nursery’s package tag and assign a plant or package tag, as applicable, belonging to the receiving licensee within three (3) calendar days of receiving the immature plants.
(3) A plant tag shall be applied to each individual plant in accordance with subsection (b) at the time the plant is moved to the designated canopy area or begins flowering.
(b) Mature cannabis plants shall be tagged as follows:
(1) Each mature plant shall be tagged with a plant tag. A plant tag shall be attached to the main stem at the base of each plant, placed in a position so it is visible and within clear view of an individual standing next to the mature plant, and kept free from dirt and debris.
(2) Licensees are prohibited from removing the plant tag from the mature plant to which it was attached and assigned until the plant is harvested, destroyed, or disposed of.
Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26013, 26067 and 26069, Business and Professions Code.