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Medical Cannabis Dispensary Program

San Francisco Health Code Article 33

Guide to the Code and Rules & Regulations

The following pages describe elements of SFHC Article 33 Code, Rules & Regulations and Standard Operating Procedures:

<Application>     <Permit Decision>     <General Operation>     <Edibles>     <Delivery>

In the event of any discrepancy or conflict between what is described on this page, language in the Code and/or adopted MCD Rules and Rules for Edibles) take precedent.



***San Francisco has not adopted rules regulating medical cannabis delivery. The following guidance is consistent with existing state and local codes.***

Medical Cannabis delivered by motor vehicle to any member of the collective should adhere to the following operational guidelines:

• Each Delivery Person must be a member of the MCD.

• Deliveries may only be made to collective members who have joined the MCD in person at least three days prior to the delivery date. Collective member information must be validated by the MCD and entered in their system prior to being eligible for product, including delivery.

• The Delivery Person must verify collective member identification prior to completing delivery.

• Delivery may only be made to the collective member's residence or place of work (no street corners, parks, parking lots, etc.)

• Each individual Delivery Person may possess no more than 8 Ounces of dried mature flowers, or its equivalent.

• A maximum of one ounce of Medical Cannabis (dried flowers) or equivalent can be delivered to any one qualified patient.

• All technology platforms for delivery must be owned by the MCD or be independently licensed under CA State Business & Professions code, division 8, chapter 3.5.

• Delivery Persons must maintain a physical copy of the delivery request and present to a requesting licensing authority or law enforcement agency.

• Delivery Persons must maintain a copy of the permit to operate from the MCD they are a member of and delivering for.

• All Medical Cannabis products dispensed by delivery must be recorded in the same manner as product dispensed in-person on-site.





Making a Complaint

If you would like to make a complaint regarding MCD permits, you may call 311.

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San Francisco Department of Public Health Environmental Health Branch