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Group 2 regulatory violations.

Group 2 violations are violations involving general regulation and administration of retail or nonretail licenses. Group 2 penalties imposed on a producer and/or processor license will not include license suspension. Penalties for a producer and/or processor license will be restricted to monetary fines, destruction of inventory, and/or license cancellation only.
Violation Type
1st Violation
2nd Violation in a
three-year window
3rd Violation in a
three-year window
4th Violation in a
three-year window
Hours of service: Sales of marijuana between 12:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
Chapter 314-55 WAC
5-day suspension or $1,000 monetary option
10-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
30-day suspension
Cancellation of license
General advertising: Violations
Chapter 314-55 WAC
Retailer/transporter:
5-day suspension or $1,000 monetary option
Producer/processor: $1,000 monetary fine
Retailer/transporter: 10-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
Producer/processor:
Tier 1: $2,500
Tier 2: $5,000
Tier 3: $7,500 monetary fine
Retailer/transporter: 30-day suspension
Producer/processor:
Tier 1: $15,000
Tier 2: $30,000
Tier 3: $60,000 monetary fine
Cancellation of license
Advertising violations - Sign exceeding 1,600 square inches; within 1,000 feet of prohibited areas; on or in public transit vehicles, shelters, or publicly owned or operated property.
Chapter 69.50 RCW
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$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
Engaging in conditional retail sales.
Chapter 314-55 WAC
Chapter 69.50 RCW
5-day suspension or $1,000 monetary option
10-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
30-day suspension
Cancellation of license
Licensee/employee failing to display required security badge.
Chapter 314-55 WAC
Retailer/transporter:
5-day suspension or $500 monetary option
Producer/processor: $500 monetary fine
Retailer/transporter:
10-day suspension or $1,500 monetary option
Producer/processor: All tiers: $1,500 monetary fine
Retailer/transporter: 30-day suspension
Producer/processor: All tiers: $5,000 monetary fine
Cancellation of license
Failure to maintain required security alarm and surveillance systems.
Chapter 314-55 WAC
Retailer/transporter: 5-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
Producer/processor: $2,500 monetary fine
Retailer/transporter: 10-day suspension or $5,000 monetary fine
Producer/processor:
Tier 1: $5,000
Tier 2: $10,000
Tier 3: $15,000 monetary fine
Retailer/transporter: 30-day suspension
Producer/processor:
Tier 1: $15,000
Tier 2: $30,000
Tier 3: $60,000 monetary fine
Cancellation of license
Records: Improper recordkeeping.
Chapter 314-55 WAC
Retailer/transporter: 5-day suspension or $1,000 monetary option
Producer/processor: $1,000 monetary fine
Retailer/transporter: 10-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
Producer/processor:
Tier 1: $2,500
Tier 2: $5,000
Tier 3: $7,500 monetary fine
Retailer/transporter: 30-day suspension
Producer/processor:
Tier 1: $15,000
Tier 2: $30,000
Tier 3: $60,000 monetary fine
Cancellation of license
Failure to submit monthly tax/sales reports and/or payments.
Chapter 69.50 RCW
Chapter 314-55 WAC
Retailer/transporter: 5-day suspension or $1,000 monetary option
Producer/processor: $1,000 monetary fine
Retailer: 10-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
Producer/processor:
Tier 1: $2,500
Tier 2: $5,000
Tier 3: $7,500 monetary fine
Retailer: 30-day suspension
Producer/processor:
Tier 1: $15,000
Tier 2: $30,000
Tier 3: $60,000 monetary fine
Cancellation of license
Signs: Failure to post required signs.
Chapter 69.50 RCW
Chapter 314-55 WAC
Retailer/transporter: 5-day suspension or $500 monetary option
Producer/processor: $500 monetary fine
Retailer/transporter: 10-day suspension or $1,500 monetary option
Producer/processor: All tiers: $1,500 monetary fine
Retailer/transporter: 15-day suspension or $5,000 monetary option
Producer/processor: All tiers: $5,000 monetary fine
Cancellation of license
Failure to utilize and/or maintain traceability.
Chapter 314-55 WAC
5-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
Producer/processor: $2,500 monetary fine
Retailer: 10-day suspension or $5,000 monetary fine
Producer/processor:
Tier 1: $5,000
Tier 2: $10,000
Tier 3: $15,000 monetary fine
Retailer: 30-day suspension
Producer/processor:
Tier 1: $15,000
Tier 2: $30,000
Tier 3: $60,000 monetary fine
Cancellation of license
Violation of transportation requirements.
Chapter 314-55 WAC
Retailer: 5-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
Producer/processor: $2,500 monetary fine
Retailer: 10-day suspension or $5,000 monetary fine
Producer/processor:
Tier 1: $5,000
Tier 2: $10,000
Tier 3: $15,000 monetary fine
Retailer: 30-day suspension
Producer/processor:
Tier 1: $15,000
Tier 2: $30,000
Tier 3: $60,000 monetary fine
Cancellation of license
Marijuana sold below cost of acquisition, true value, or illegally given away.
Retailer: 5-day suspension or $1,000 monetary option
Producer/processor: $2,500 monetary fine
Retailer: 10-day suspension or $5,000 monetary option
Producer/processor:
Tier 1: $5,000
Tier 2: $10,000
Tier 3: $15,000 monetary fine
Retailer: 30-day suspension
Producer/processor:
Tier 1: $15,000
Tier 2: $30,000
Tier 3: $60,000 monetary fine
Cancellation of license
Retail outlet selling unauthorized products.
Chapter 69.50 RCW
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
Retailer displaying products in a manner visible to the general public from a public right of way.
Chapter 69.50 RCW
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
Retail sales: Unauthorized marijuana-infused products, internet sales, and accepting returns.
Chapter 314-55 WAC
5-day suspension or $1,000 monetary option
10-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
30-day suspension
Cancellation of license
[Statutory Authority: RCW 69.50.342 and 69.50.345. WSR 16-11-110, § 314-55-525, filed 5/18/16, effective 6/18/16; WSR 15-11-107, § 314-55-525, filed 5/20/15, effective 6/20/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 69.50.325, 69.50.331, 69.50.342, 69.50.345. WSR 13-21-104, § 314-55-525, filed 10/21/13, effective 11/21/13.]
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