935 CMR 500.450 - Marijuana Establishment License: Grounds for Suspension, Revocation and Denial of Renewal Applications

Each of the following, in and of itself, constitutes full and adequate grounds for suspending or revoking a Marijuana Establishment's License or denying a renewal application for a Marijuana Establishment License.

(1) The Marijuana Establishment is not operational within the time projected in the License application or the time otherwise approved by the Commission.
(2) Information provided by the Marijuana Establishment was deceptive, misleading, false or fraudulent, or that tends to deceive or create a misleading impression, whether directly, or by omission or ambiguity, including lack of disclosure or insufficient disclosure.
(3) The Marijuana Establishment has failed to comply with any requirement of St. 2016, c. 334, as amended by St. 2017, c. 55, M.G.L. c. 94G, or 935 CMR 500.000, or any applicable law or regulation including, but not limited to, the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth relating to taxes, child support, workers' compensation, and professional and commercial insurance coverage.
(4) The Marijuana Establishment has failed to submit a plan of correction as required or to implement the plan as submitted pursuant to 935 CMR 500.320.
(5) The Marijuana Establishment has assigned or attempted to change ownership or assign its License to another entity without prior approval of the Commission under 935 CMR 500.104.
(6) The Licensee failed to comply with the control limitations listed in 935 CMR 500.050(1)(b) or would likely fail to comply with such limitations if a renewal License were granted.
(7) There has been a lack of responsible operation of the Marijuana Establishment, as shown by, but not limited to, one or more of the following:
(a) Failure to maintain the Marijuana Establishment in a clean, orderly, and sanitary fashion;
(b) Permitting a Marijuana Establishment Agent to use a Registration Card belonging to a different person;
(c) Failure to make substantial progress toward the Marijuana Establishment's submitted diversity plan or positive impact plan;
(d) Repeated sales of Marijuana Products to individuals younger than 21 years old, unless, in each instance, the Marijuana Establishment Agent reasonably relied on validly issued government-issued identification card in compliance with M.G.L. c. 94G, ยง 9(b);
(e) Repeated failure to verify the age of an individual prior to permitting that individual on the Premises of a Marijuana Establishment or making sales of Marijuana Products to that individual; or
(f) Other incompetent or negligent operation.
(8) The financial management of the Marijuana Establishment has resulted in the filing of a petition for a Court Appointee related to the financial solvency of the Marijuana Establishment.
(9) A Licensee fails to satisfy the requirements of 935 CMR 500.104(3) or (4), as applicable.
(10) A person on a Marijuana Establishment License has maintained a substandard level of compliance with the statutory and regulatory requirements for the operation of a Marijuana Establishment in an Other Jurisdiction including, but not limited to: a failure to correct deficiencies, a limitation on, or a suspension, revocation or refusal to grant or renew a registration or License to operate.
(11) The conduct or practices of the Marijuana Establishment demonstrate a lack of suitability as specified in 935 CMR 500.800 and 500.801.
(12) An individual or entity on a Marijuana Establishment License or Marijuana Establishment Agent has a history of criminal conduct as evidenced by any criminal proceedings that resulted in conviction, guilty plea, plea of nolo contendere, or admission to sufficient facts in the Commonwealth or Other Jurisdictions.
(13) An individual or entity listed on a Marijuana Establishment License has committed, permitted, aided or abetted, or conspired to commit any illegal practice(s) in the operation of any Marijuana Establishment including, but not limited to, engaging in the diversion of Marijuana or Marijuana Products.
(14) The Marijuana Establishment has failed to cooperate or give information to a law enforcement official acting within his or her lawful jurisdiction related to any matter arising out of conduct at any Marijuana Establishment.
(15) The conduct or practices of the Marijuana Establishment have been detrimental to the safety, health, or welfare of the public.
(16) The conduct or practices of the Marijuana Establishment violate 935 CMR 500.145(1)(g)(3) or 500.146(12).
(17) Any other ground that serves the purposes of St. 2016, c. 334, as amended by St. 2017, c. 55, or 935 CMR 500.000.

Notes

935 CMR 500.450
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 1436, eff. 1/8/2021. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1441, eff. 1/8/2021. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1507, eff. 10/27/2023.

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