BCC's 5800 Enforced Emergency Settings provides BCC with "full and immediate access" without prior notice to access facilities, check cannabis or vehicles, copy books and records, and a party may follow BCC.
Not only do agencies have a wide-ranging power of inquiry, but the subject of studies that businesses have to follow are enormous. Regulators do not intend to sit and assume that licensees comply with the law, regulations or even their own action plans filed with their applications – they are almost certainly using their investigative powers to remove non-compliant operators. This should not be surprising, for example, BCC has already taken some action against allegedly unauthorized cannabis operators . Cannabis lawyers in other countries with older licensing agreements have already seen targeted agencies investigations and enforcement .
There are indeed endless ways in which agencies can decide to investigate or enforce their regulations, but it is safe to say that they give priority to the non-operators of the executing state. They can also succeed in some other easy goals – Selling minors, advertising or delivery rules, tracing and tracking non-compliance, etc. Also make sure that administrative rules continue to develop and license companies that do not comply with the rules.
In the next few years, it is unlikely that they will see an increase in administrative actions, but they are likely to see civilian casualties also in the licensors and internally. As we develop so much new technology and other intellectual property rights, we look forward to seeing good business secrets and other IP proceedings. Prop 65 and other false advertising disputes are likely to continue. And internally, members of cannabis companies may start prosecuting each other or their businesses for a number of reasons – from simple things such as misuse of company assets to fraud in investor invitations.
California's cannabis industry is not entirely sure, but it is likely that it will take a long time before arbitrators judges and other dispute settlement procedures.