Below are several sample/example reports and documentation SCA provides for its members. We at SCA believe by sharing our Self-Governance Business Model, standards, "best practices" and documentation techniques with those in the Seattle Cannabis community, we can only strengthen the image of our members and the overall impression of the Washingtons Cannabis Industry. We at SCA focus on self-regulation, the "betterment" of our communities and helping those who are truly trying to help the sick and dying...NOT GREED.
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COMMITTEE ACTIVITY EXAMPLES [Below are five examples of SCA Committee activities i.e. City of Seattle ordinance development, "Edible" cannabis standards development, Minority, Women & Disadvantaged Inclusion Iniative, Stakeholder Safety Iniative and SCA's Healthcare Facility Iniative].
SCA Self-Governance Steering Committee [Example of committee activities: SCA Self-Governance Steering Committee - Recommended Outline for Proposed City of Seattle Cannabis Ordinance outline DRAFT: City Licenses & Permits Tax Liability Imposition Fees Limitations on Number and size of Cannabis Facilities Limitation of Location of Cannabis Facilities Operating Requirements and Cannabis Testing Application Preparation and Filing Criteria for review Investigation and Action on Application Appeal from Planning Determination Effects of denial Suspension and Revocation Transfer of Permits Time Limit for Filing upon Annexation Violations Remedies cumulative Separate offense for each day Public nuisance Criminal penalties Civil injunction Administrative remedies Severability Judicial review Effective Date]. Cannabis Education & Certification Committee [Example of committee activities: SCA Cannabis Education & Certification Committee- Minority, Women & DisadvantagedInitiative DRAFT: In an effort to ensure all City of Seattle citizens equitable and fair access to opportunities within Seattle’s Cannabis community, the Cannabis Education & Certification Committee has recommended SCA adopt a new initiative: “Minority, Women & DisadvantagedInclusionInitiative”. This Initiative seeks to ensure Minority, Women & Disadvantaged appropriate access and representation within Seattle’s Cannabis community. It was also determined that SCA members would actively participate in activities that would welcome, encourage and provide employment and training opportunities to “targeted” communities seeking to participate in Seattle’s Cannabis community. Cannabis Education & Certification Committee is investigating offering a formal training program that would provide “candidate” members of “targeted” communities access to activities that would enable “anyone” who wishes to “help the sick and dying” the opportunity, training and skills to be successful in providing cannabis related products and services to the communities in which they serve. The goal of this initiative is to actively reach out to Minority, Women & Disadvantaged communities and provide access to SCA, SCA members and opportunities [for all] within the Seattle Cannabis community].
SCA Cannabis Provider & Quality Testing Committee [Example of committee activities: SCA Standard Regarding “Edibles” being developed by SCA Committee Cannabis Provider & Quality Testing Committee DRAFT: Items noted below are advisory only, as SCA does not intend to regulate edible cannabis production occurring in one’s home.
*No edible cannabis products requiringrefrigeration or hot-holding shall be manufactured for sale or distribution at an SCA Member cannabis facility, due to the potential for food-borne illness.
*Exemptions may be granted by SCA on a case-by-case basis. For exempted edible cannabis products, SCA may require a Health Analysis Plan before approving the distribution of medical cannabis products at SCA Member facilities. Products requiring a Health Analysis Plan may include ice cream and other dairy products.
*Baked medicinal products (i.e. brownies, bars, cookies, cakes), tinctures and other non-refrigerated type items are acceptable for manufacture and sale at SCA Member facilities.
*Preparation may be completed in a home-type kitchen equipped with a sink available for hand washing (this sink may be a dishwash sink), liquid soap, and paper towels. No other food preparation should take place during the production of edible cannabis products, in order to avoid cross-contamination. During preparation, children and pets should not be in the kitchen/preparation area. Clean and sanitize all utensils, equipment, and food contact surfaces before and after preparation. Equipment and food contact surfaces should be in good, cleanable condition. Ingredient storage areas should be kept clean and vermin-free.
*All items shall be individually wrapped at the original point of preparation. Labeling must include a warning if nuts or other known allergens are used, and must include the total weight (in ounces or grams) of cannabis in the package. A warning that the item is a medication and not a food must be distinctly and clearly legible on the front of the package. The package label must have a warning clearly legible emphasizing that the product is to be kept away from children. The label must also state that the product contains medical cannabis, and must specify the date of manufacture.
*Packaging that makes the product attractive to children or imitates candy is not allowed. Any edible cannabis product that is made to resemble a typical food product (i.e. brownie, cake) must be in a properly labeled opaque (non see-through) package before it leaves a SCA Member Collective, Co-op and/or Patient Network. Deliveries must be in properly labeled opaque packages when delivered to the patient.
*Individuals conducting the manufacturing or distribution of products shall thoroughly wash their hands before commencing production and before handling the finished product. Gloves must be worn when packaging edible cannabis products.
*In order to reduce the likelihood of foodborne disease transmission, individuals who are suffering from symptoms associated with acute gastrointestinal illness or are known to be infected with a communicable disease that is transmissible through foodstuffs are prohibited from preparing edible cannabis products until they are free of that illness or disease, or are incapable of transmitting the illness or disease through foodstuffs. Anyone who has sores or cuts on their hands must use gloves when preparing and handling edible cannabis products.
*Edible cannabis products for distribution at an SCA Member facility must have been prepared by a member of that facility. No non-member edible cannabis products are allowed for sale or distribution at an SCA Member facility.
*A patient/caregiver who produces edible cannabis products that are distributed at more than one SCA Member facility in the City of Seattle must become a Washington State “certified food handler” with a Food Worker Card. If more than one person is involved in producing edible cannabis products at one home or facility, only one person needs to be certified. The SCA Member Identification Number of the member who prepared the edible cannabis product must be on display at the SCA member facility where the product is distributed, and a copy of the SCA Member Identification Number who prepared the edible cannabis product kept either on-site, or made available during SCA inspections if kept off-site]. Community Relations Committee [Example of committee activities: SCA Community Relations Committee -SafetyInitiative DRAFT:Safe and secure access to medical cannabis is the goal of qualified cannabis patients, SCA Members and the City of Seattle. The Community Relations Committeeis currently recommending that SCA establish a “Safety Initiative” to resolve City of Seattle [and patient] safety concerns and the development of the most efficient and effective ways to ensure the safety of all Seattle’s citizens].
SCA Healthcare Facility Initiative Committee [Example of committee activities: SCA Healthcare Facility Initiative Committee DRAFT: Patients, who receive care within hospices, residential care, assisted living, and rehabilitation facilities, represent a significant number of the “seriously ill” patients for whom Washington’s RCW Chapter 69.51A Medical Marijuana was intended. SCA acknowledges the important role of health care facility owners, administrators, and staff in allowing these patients to have the option to use cannabis as a treatment modality under RCW Chapter 69.51A. With the support of SCA, the SCA Healthcare Facilities Committee was formed to provide information to health care facility owners, administrators and staff regarding the RCW Chapter 69.51A and its implementation within the health care facility].
The following **PRIMER** is a brief description of pertinent information prepared by the Seattle Cannabis Association [SCA] and the Seattle Cannabis Research Alliance as educational information for SCA members, their patients and those “Stakeholders” involved in understanding and interacting within Seattle’s Cannabis community.
This information could prove to be an invaluable resource regarding cannabis education and typically takes 10 - 15 minutes to read in its entirety. I guarantee it will be time well spent.
SCA Executive Director E.R. Young
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