935 CMR 500.301 - Inspections and Compliance

(1) Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 94G, ยงยง 4(a)(xvii) through (xx), the Commission or a Commission Delegee may inspect a Marijuana Establishment and affiliated vehicles at any time without prior notice to determine the Marijuana Establishment's compliance with M.G.L. c. 94G, and 935 CMR 500.000. All areas, activities and records of a Marijuana Establishment and activities and records of Marijuana Establishment Agents are subject to such inspection. Submission of an application by or issuance of a License to a Marijuana Establishment constitutes consent for such inspection.
(2) A Marijuana Establishment shall allow immediate access to the facility on being presented with photo identification documenting the Commission representative's affiliation with the Commission or a Commission Delegee's affiliation with a state agency with lawful jurisdiction over the operations of a Marijuana Establishment.
(3) A Marijuana Establishment or Host Community shall immediately on request make available to the Commission or a Commission Delegee all information that may be relevant to an inspection or investigation of an incident or a complaint.
(4) A Marijuana Establishment or Host Community shall make all reasonable efforts to facilitate the inspection or investigation of an incident or a complaint, including the taking of samples, photographs, video or other evidence or recordings, and complying with demands for examination and inspection in accordance with 935 CMR 500.302.
(5) During an inspection, the Commission or a Commission Delegee may direct a Marijuana Establishment to test Marijuana for contaminants including, but not limited to, mold, mildew, heavy metals, plant-growth regulators, and the presence of Pesticides not approved for use on Marijuana pursuant to 935 CMR 500.120(5).
(6) An inspection or other investigation may be made prior to the issuance of a License or the renewal of a License. Additional inspections may be made whenever the Commission or a Commission Delegee deems it necessary for the enforcement of M.G.L. c. 94G, and 935 CMR 500.000.
(7) The failure to cooperate with an inspection or investigation or otherwise comply with 935 CMR 500.301 may result in administrative or disciplinary action against the Licensee or Host Community.

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935 CMR 500.301
Adopted by Mass Register Issue 1361, eff. 3/23/2018. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1403, eff. 11/1/2019. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1406, eff. 11/1/2019. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1434, eff. 1/8/2021. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1507, eff. 10/27/2023.

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