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Group 1 violations against public safety.

Group 1 violations are considered the most serious because they present a direct threat to public safety. Based on chapter 69.50 RCW, some violations have only a monetary option. Some violations beyond the first violation do not have a monetary option upon issuance of a violation notice. The WSLCB may offer a monetary option in lieu of suspension days based on mitigating circumstances as outlined in WAC 314-55-515(4). Group 1 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
Furnishing to minor: Sale or otherwise provide marijuana and/or paraphernalia to a person under twenty-one years of age.
Chapter 314-55 WAC
Chapter 69.50 RCW
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
 
Allowing a minor to frequent retail store.
Chapter 69.50 RCW
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
Allowing a minor to frequent a nonretail licensed premises or occupy a transport vehicle.
Chapter 314-55 WAC
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
Employee under legal age.
Chapter 69.50 RCW
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
Opening and/or consuming marijuana on a retail licensed premises.
Chapter 69.50 RCW
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
$1,000 monetary fine
Conduct violations:
Criminal conduct: Permitting or engaging in criminal conduct.
Disorderly conduct by licensee or employee, or permitting on premises.
Chapter 314-55 WAC
Licensee and/or employee intoxicated on the licensed premises.
Chapter 314-55 WAC
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
 
Refusal to allow an inspection and/or obstructing a law enforcement officer from performing their official duties.
Chapter 314-55 WAC
Retailer/transporter: 10-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
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
 
Marijuana purchased from an unauthorized source.
Chapter 69.50 RCW
Cancellation of license
 
 
 
Marijuana sold to an unauthorized source.
Chapter 69.50 RCW
Cancellation of license
 
 
 
Operating an unapproved CO2 or hydrocarbon extraction system.
Chapter 314-55 WAC
Cancellation of license
 
 
 
Condition of suspension violation: Failure to follow any suspension restriction while marijuana license is suspended (retailer).
Chapter 314-55 WAC
Original penalty plus 10-day suspension with no monetary option
Cancellation of license
 
 
Sales in excess of transaction limitations.
Chapter 69.50 RCW
Chapter 314-55 WAC
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, § 314-55-520, filed 5/18/16, effective 6/18/16; WSR 15-11-107, § 314-55-520, 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, § 314-55-520, filed 10/21/13, effective 11/21/13.]
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