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PDFWAC 314-55-018

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(1) No industry member or licensee shall enter into any agreement which causes undue influence over another licensee or industry member. This rule shall not be construed as prohibiting the placing and accepting of orders for the purchase and delivery of cannabis that are made in accordance with usual and common business practice and that are otherwise in compliance with chapter 69.50 RCW and this chapter.
(2) No cannabis producer or processor shall advance and no cannabis licensee shall receive money or moneys' worth under an agreement written or unwritten or by means of any other business practice or arrangement such as:
(a) Gifts;
(b) Discounts;
(c) Loans of money;
(d) Premiums;
(e) Rebates;
(f) Free product of any kind except as allowed by WAC 314-55-096 and RCW 69.50.585; or
(g) Treats or services of any nature whatsoever except such services as are authorized in this section and under RCW 69.50.585.
(3) "Industry member" means a licensed cannabis producer, cannabis processor, cannabis retailer, cannabis transportation licensee, cannabis research licensee, their authorized representatives, and including, but not limited to, any affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, partners, financiers, agents, employees, and representatives of any licensee.
(4) Consistent with WAC 314-55-017, no industry member or employee thereof shall sell to any cannabis licensee or solicit from any such licensee any order for any cannabis tied in with, or contingent upon, the licensee's purchase of some other cannabis, or any other merchandise, paraphernalia, property, or service.
(5) If the WSLCB finds in any instance that any licensee has violated this section, then all licensees involved in the violation shall be held equally responsible.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 69.50.342 and 2022 c 16 § 168. WSR 22-14-111, § 314-55-018, filed 7/6/22, effective 8/6/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 69.50.325, 69.50.342, 69.50.345, and 69.50.369. WSR 18-22-055, § 314-55-018, filed 10/31/18, effective 12/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 69.50.342 and 69.50.345. WSR 16-11-110, § 314-55-018, filed 5/18/16, effective 6/18/16; WSR 15-11-107, § 314-55-018, filed 5/20/15, effective 6/20/15.]
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