314-55-075 - Marijuana producer license-Privileges, requirements, and fees
314-55-075. Marijuana producer license-Privileges, requirements, and fees
(a) A marijuana producer license allows the licensee to produce, harvest, trim, dry, cure, and package marijuana into lots for sale at wholesale to marijuana processor licensees and to other marijuana producer licensees. A marijuana producer may also produce and sell:
(i) Marijuana plants, seed, and plant tissue culture to other marijuana producer licensees;
(ii) Immature marijuana plants or clones and marijuana seeds to members of a registered cooperative, qualifying patients, or designated providers under the conditions provided in this chapter; and
(iii) Immature marijuana plants or clones and marijuana seeds to a licensed marijuana researcher under the conditions provided in this chapter.
(b) Marijuana production must take place within a fully enclosed secure indoor facility or greenhouse with rigid walls, a roof, and doors. Outdoor production may take place in nonrigid greenhouses, other structures, or an expanse of open or cleared ground fully enclosed by a physical barrier. To obscure public view of the premises, outdoor production must be enclosed by a sight obscure wall or fence at least eight feet high. Outdoor producers must meet security requirements described in WAC 314-55-083. An outdoor grow must be physically separated at least twenty feet from another licensed outdoor grow. In addition, outdoor grows cannot share common walls or fences.
(2) The application fee for a marijuana producer license is two hundred fifty dollars. The applicant is also responsible for paying the fees required by the approved vendor for fingerprint evaluation.
(3) The annual fee for issuance and renewal of a marijuana producer license is one thousand dollars. The annual fee for issuance and renewal of a marijuana producer license is one thousand three hundred eighty-one dollars. The WSLCB will conduct random criminal history checks at the time of renewal that will require the licensee to submit fingerprints for evaluation from the approved vendor. The licensee is responsible for all fees required for criminal history checks.
(4) The application window for marijuana producer licenses is closed. The WSLCB may reopen the marijuana producer application window at subsequent times when the WSLCB deems necessary.
(5) Any entity and/or principals within any entity are limited to an interest, as defined in WAC 314-55-035, in no more than three marijuana producer licenses.
(6) The maximum amount of space for marijuana production cannot exceed the amount licensed. Applicants must designate on their operating plan the size category of the production premises and the amount of actual square footage in their premises that will be designated as plant canopy. There are three categories as follows:
(a) Tier 1 - Less than two thousand square feet;
(b) Tier 2 - Two thousand square feet up to ten thousand square feet; and
(c) Tier 3 - Ten thousand square feet up to thirty thousand square feet.
(7) The WSLCB may reduce a licensee's or applicant's square footage designated to plant canopy for the following reasons:
(a) If the amount of square feet of production of all licensees exceeds the maximum square feet the WSLCB will reduce the allowed square footage by the same percentage.
(b) If fifty percent production space used for plant canopy in the licensee's operating plan is not met by the end of the first year of operation the WSLCB may reduce the tier of licensure.
(8) If the total amount of square feet of marijuana production exceeds the maximum square feet, the WSLCB reserves the right to reduce all licensee's production by the same percentage or reduce licensee production by one or more tiers by the same percentage.
(9) The maximum allowed amount of marijuana on a producer's premises at any time is as follows:
(a) Outdoor or greenhouse grows - One and one-quarter of a year's harvest; or
(b) Indoor grows - Six months of their annual harvest.
(10) A producer may not treat or otherwise adulterate useable marijuana with any organic or nonorganic chemical or other compound whatsoever to alter the color, appearance, weight, or smell of the useable marijuana.
(11) A marijuana producer must make quality assurance test results available to any processor purchasing product. A marijuana producer must label each lot of marijuana with the following information:
(a) Lot number;
(b) UBI number of the producer; and
(c) Weight of the product.(Amended by WSR 14-10-044, filed 4/30/14, effective 5/31/14 Amended by WSR 15-11-107, Filed 5/20/2015, effective 6/20/2015 Amended by WSR 16-11-110, Filed 5/18/2016, effective 6/18/2016 Amended by WSR 16-19-102, Filed 9/21/2016, effective 10/22/2016 Amended by WSR 18-22-055, Filed 10/31/2018, effective 12/1/2018)
Statutory Authority: RCW 69.50.325, 69.50.331, 69.50.342, 69.50.345. WSR 13-21-104, ? § 314-55-075, filed 10/21/13, effective 11/21/13. WSR 13-21-003, § 314-55-075, filed 10/3/2013, effective 11/3/2013
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