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PDFWAC 314-55-523

Category IV.

Violations that are significant regulatory violations.
Category IV
Significant Regulatory Violations
Violation Type
1st Violation
2nd Violation in a Two-year Window
3rd Violation in a Two-year Window
4th Violation in a Two-year Window
Noncompliance with record keeping requirements.
$500 monetary fine
5-day suspension or $1,250 monetary fine
10-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
30-day suspension or $7,500 monetary option
Marijuana illegally given away, including being sold below the cost of acquisition, true value, or both.
WAC 314-55-017(3)
WAC 314-55-018 (2)(f)
WAC 314-55-018(5)
WAC 314-55-077 (11)(b)
$500 monetary fine
5-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
10-day suspension or $7,500 monetary option
30-day suspension or $15,000 monetary option
Retail sales: Use of an unauthorized money transmitter.
WAC 314-55-115(5)
$500 monetary fine
5-day suspension or $1,250 monetary option
10-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
30-day suspension or $7,500 monetary option
Misuse or unauthorized use of marijuana license (operating outside of license class).
5-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
10-day suspension or $5,000 monetary option
30-day suspension or $10,000 monetary option
60-day suspension or $20,000 monetary option
Selling or purchasing marijuana on credit.
5-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
10-day suspension or $5,000 monetary option
30-day suspension or $10,000 monetary option
60-day suspension or $20,000 monetary option
Engaging in nonretail conditional sales, prohibited practices, or both.
WAC 314-55-017(1)
$1,250 monetary fine
5-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
10-day suspension or $7,500 monetary option
30-day suspension or $15,000 monetary option
Operating/floor plan: Violations of a WSLCB approved operating plan.
WAC 314-55-020 (11)(a)
$500 monetary fine
5-day suspension or $1,250 monetary option
10-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
30-day suspension or $7,500 monetary option
Failure to maintain required insurance.
$1,250 monetary fine
5-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
10-day suspension or $7,500 monetary option
30-day suspension or $15,000 monetary option
Unauthorized sale to a retail licensee (processor).
WAC 314-55-083(4)
$1,250 monetary fine
Tier 1: $2,500
Tier 2: $5,000
Tier 3: $10,000 monetary fine
Tier 1: $7,500
Tier 2: $15,000
Tier 3: $30,000 monetary fine
Tier 1: $15,000
Tier 2: $30,000
Tier 3: $60,000 monetary fine
Packaging and labeling.
$500 monetary fine
5-day suspension or $1,250 monetary option
10-day suspension or $2,500 monetary option
30-day suspension or $7,500 monetary option
Unauthorized or unapproved product storage or delivery (processor/producer).
WAC 314-55-085(5)
$1,250 monetary fine
Tier 1: $2,500
Tier 2: $5,000
Tier 3: $7,500 monetary fine
Tier 1: $5,000
Tier 2: $10,000
Tier 3: $15,000 monetary fine
Tier 1: $10,000
Tier 2: $20,000
Tier 3: $30,000 monetary fine
Unauthorized or unapproved product storage or delivery (transporter).
WAC 314-55-310 (5)(d)
$1,250 monetary fine
$2,500 monetary fine
$5,000 monetary fine
$10,000 monetary fine
Failure to meet marijuana waste disposal requirements.
$1,250 monetary fine
Tier 1: $2,500
Tier 2: $5,000
Tier 3: $7,500 monetary fine
Tier 1: $5,000
Tier 2: $10,000
Tier 3: $15,000 monetary fine
Tier 1: $10,000
Tier 2: $20,000
Tier 3: $30,000 monetary fine
Sampling violations (processors/producers: Vendor, educational, and internal quality control samples).
$1,250 monetary fine
Tier 1: $2,500
Tier 2: $5,000
Tier 3: $7,500 monetary fine
Tier 1: $5,000
Tier 2: $10,000
Tier 3: $15,000 monetary fine
Tier 1: $10,000
Tier 2: $20,000
Tier 3: $30,000 monetary fine
Sampling violations (retail).
WAC 314-55-096(5)
WAC 314-55-096(6)
$1,250 monetary fine
Tier 1: $2,500
Tier 2: $5,000
Tier 3: $7,500 monetary fine
Tier 1: $5,000
Tier 2: $10,000
Tier 3: $15,000 monetary fine
Tier 1: $10,000
Tier 2: $20,000
Tier 3: $30,000 monetary fine
Failure to maintain required security alarm.
WAC 314-55-083(2)
$1,250 monetary fine
$2,500 monetary fine
$5,000 monetary fine
$10,000 monetary fine
[Statutory Authority: RCW 69.50.342, 69.50.345, and 2019 c 394. WSR 20-03-177, ยง 314-55-523, filed 1/22/20, effective 2/22/20.]
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