Building a Thriving Michigan Cannabis Industry.

We’re stronger as a nation with a unified voice. That’s why GAIACA aims to build a new location in Michigan to serve you with the high standard of service we already provide in California.

GAIACA provides cannabis waste compliance services that let you operate in Michigan’s regulated market.

Site Evaluations

Your initial site inspection will allow us to evaluate and understand your specific needs as an operator. We will help you identify and profile your cannabis waste for compliance.

Waste Management Plans

Post Evaluation, GAIACA will create a site-specific cannabis waste management plan, addressing all applicable local, State, and Federal laws.

Secure Waste Storage

In an advised location we place our secure drums for cannabis waste accumulation. In addition to drums our dispensary clients benefit from secure lock boxes for our vape pen recycling program.

Environmental Consulting

GAIACA’s zero waste mission starts with our mindset and continues with our biodegradable drum inner bag liners. Our 150,000 gallon pond captures hazardous run-off aside our 1/2 acre compost lot with polyvinyl chloride 30mm liner.

Proprietary Onsite Rendering

Our convenient method will convert your cannabis rendered “unusable and unrecognizable” prior to leaving your licensed facility making you compliant with state regulations.

Recycling & Waste Manifest

Not all waste is created equally, cannabis waste must be responsibly disposed, tracked and traced. GAIACA’s tracking method provides peace of mind your waste was properly disposed to meet the states Track-and-Trace requirements.

Per the rules set forth by Michigan’s Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation, a subsection of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, all licenses are required to manage their marihuana waste per Rule 37 and Section R 333.237 – Marihuana Product Destruction and Waste Management. These rules are as follows

(1) A marihuana product that is to be destroyed....

(1) A marihuana product that is to be destroyed or is considered waste must be rendered
into an unusable and unrecognizable form through grinding or another method as
determined by the agency which incorporates the marihuana product waste with the nonconsumable solid waste specified in subdivisions (a) to (h) of this subrule so that the
resulting mixture is not less than 50% non-marihuana product waste:
(a) Paper waste.
(b) Plastic waste.
(c) Cardboard waste.
(d) Food waste.
(e) Grease or other compostable oil waste.
(f) Fermented organic matter or other compost activators.
(g) Soil.
(h) Other wastes approved by the agency that will render the marihuana product waste
unusable and unrecognizable.

(2) A marihuana product rendered unusable....

(2) A marihuana product rendered unusable and unrecognizable and, therefore, considered waste, must be recorded in the statewide monitoring system.

(3) A licensee shall not sell marihuana waste....

(3) A licensee shall not sell marihuana waste or marihuana products that are to be destroyed, or that the agency orders destroyed.

(4) A licensee shall manage all waste that is hazardous....

(4) A licensee shall manage all waste that is hazardous waste pursuant to part 111 of the natural resources and environmental protection act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.11101 to 324.11153.

(5) A licensee shall dispose of marihuana product waste....

(5) A licensee shall dispose of marihuana product waste in a secured waste receptacle
using 1 or more of the following methods that complies with applicable state and local laws
and regulations:
(a) A manned and permitted solid waste landfill.
(b) A manned compostable materials operation or establishment.
(c) An in-vessel digester.
(d) An incineration method approved by state and local laws and regulations.
(6) A licensee shall dispose of wastewater generated during the cultivation of marihuana
and the processing of marihuana products in a manner that complies with applicable state
and local laws and regulations.

(6) A licensee shall dispose of wastewater generated....

(6) A licensee shall dispose of wastewater generated during the cultivation of marihuana and the processing of marihuana products in a manner that complies with applicable state and local laws and regulations.

(7) A licensee shall maintain accurate and comprehensive records....

(7) A licensee shall maintain accurate and comprehensive records regarding marihuana product waste that accounts for, reconciles, and evidences all waste activity related to the disposal. The agency may publish guidance on marihuana product waste management.

(8) For the purposes of this rule, “unrecognizable”....

(8) For the purposes of this rule, “unrecognizable” means marihuana product rendered indistinguishable from any other plant material.

(9) A licensed marihuana microbusiness or marihuana retailer....

(9) A licensed marihuana microbusiness or marihuana retailer who participates in a temporary marihuana event shall destroy and dispose of any marihuana product that is considered waste resulting from the licensee’s activities during the event according to the applicable provisions in this rule.

(10) Except for the marihuana product waste specified in subrule....

(10) Except for the marihuana product waste specified in subrule (9) of this rule, a marihuana event organizer who holds a temporary marihuana event is responsible for destroying and disposing of any marihuana product waste that results from the event. All marihuana waste must be rendered unusable and unrecognizable and disposed of in accordance with this rule and in compliance with all applicable state and local laws and regulations.

(11) A licensed designated consumption establishment shall destroy....

(11) A licensed designated consumption establishment shall destroy and dispose of any marihuana product left at the establishment that is considered waste in accordance with this rule and in compliance with all applicable state and local laws and regulations. The designated consumption establishment shall maintain a log of any marihuana product that is considered waste, which shall include a description of the waste and the amount and the manner in which it was disposed. The designated consumption establishment licensee shall make the log available to the agency upon request.

GAIACA’s waste services meets all requirements set forth in Section R 333.237, and has received approval from the Marijuana Regulator Agency to conduct such services for operators.

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