Please Note: MCC 121 is a Prerequisite
This Class provides a checklist for establishing a Collective or Cooperative under California’s Medical Marijuana Program.
The Class focuses on the nuts and bolts of operating a “Delivery Service” Collective -- a Collective or Cooperative that “specializes” in Services to Members who Require in Home Care.
The Class includes a “Sample” Website for a Collective that specializes in Services to Members who require In Home Care.
1. Selecting the Nonprofit Legal Entity and Incorporation
2. Start Up Budget and Monthly Operating Expenses
3. Estimated Income based on Membership Projections
4. Required Forms and Documents
5. Record Keeping System
- a) HIPAA Compliant Member Intake
- b) Point of Sale System for a Collective or Cooperative
- a) Cultivation site
- b) Facility for Receiving, Packaging and Labeling
- c) Storefront
7. How a business license, for a legal business operation, can protect Collective or Cooperative
8. Record Keeping
- a) Member Records and HIPAA Regulations
- b) Record of Reasonable Compensation Transactions exclusively among Members
9. Attorney General’s Guidelines
11. Operating Standards and Procedures
12. Providing Services as a Delivery Service Collective
14. Required Licenses and Permits
15. Cost of Goods, Operating Expenses and Federal Tax Issues
16. Consignment of Product
17. Zoning Issues and SB 420 Requirements Related to the Location of the Collective or Cooperative
18. The Collective’s Source(s) of Cannabis
19. The MCC “Producing Member Agreement” between the “Producing Member” and the Collective or Cooperative
20. USDA “Organic” Certifier, Chris Van HooK and the Clean Green Certification Program
21. Specialized Patient/Member Services under the MMP
22. Security Issues
23. Issues SB 420 does not address
Liz McDuffie, Instructor
Liz McDuffie is a postgraduate of the University of Southern California School of Public Administration. She has served as Director of the MCC Training Program since 2006. Liz is licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services (DSS) to teach California’s Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) as part of the DSS Continuing Education Program. Her studies include on site assessments of operational standards and procedures used in Compassionate Use Programs in Canada and California.