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PDFWAC 16-306-080

Hemp inspection and sampling criteria.

(1) All hemp producer licensees are subject to inspection by the department. The department may inspect registered land areas under a producer license at least once during each license period. The department's inspections of the registered land area may include the following:
(a) Inspections for unauthorized plant growth;
(b) Inspections for hemp in any form on the registered land area;
(c) Inspections for rogue, volunteer, or off-type hemp plants;
(d) Audits of existing business data and reports related to hemp;
(e) Identifying compliance with required signage as specified in WAC 16-306-050; and
(f) Assessing compliance with other applicable licensing terms and conditions.
(2) The department shall take hemp samples from registered land areas licensed under a producer license within 30 days prior to the anticipated harvest of cannabis plants to test for THC concentration.
(3) The licensee or designated employee shall accompany the sampling agent throughout the sampling process.
(4) Registered land areas may be inspected by the department for a period of 365 days from the end of the license period to check for unauthorized plant growth such as, but not limited to, volunteer plants.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.140.030. WSR 22-19-033, § 16-306-080, filed 9/14/22, effective 10/15/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.140.030, 15.140.060 and 2021 c 104. WSR 22-01-137, § 16-306-080, filed 12/14/21, effective 1/14/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.140.030 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 20-03-174, § 16-306-080, filed 1/22/20, effective 2/22/20.]
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