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WAC 246-72-030

Practice parameters.

(1) A certificate holder may only provide services when acting in the capacity of an owner, employee, or volunteer of a retail outlet licensed under RCW 69.50.354 and holding a medical endorsement under RCW 69.50.375.
(2) A certificate holder may:
(a) Assist a customer with the selection of marijuana products and other items sold at the retail outlet that may benefit the customer's medical condition;
(b) Describe the risks and benefits of marijuana products and other items sold at the retail outlet;
(c) Describe the risks and benefits of methods of administration of marijuana products sold at the retail outlet. Whenever practicable, a certificate holder shall encourage methods of administration other than smoking;
(d) Advise a customer about the safe handling and storage of marijuana products, including strategies to reduce access by minors; and
(e) Provide instruction and demonstration to a customer about proper use and application of marijuana products. However, nothing in this section allows a certificate holder to:
(i) Provide free samples of a marijuana product to a customer except pursuant to RCW 69.50.375;
(ii) Open or allow a customer to open a marijuana product on the premises;
(iii) Consume or allow a customer to consume a marijuana product on the premises.
(3) When discussing a marijuana product with a customer, a certificate holder shall refer to the product using the cannabinoid profile labeling required by the Washington state liquor and cannabis board in addition to the represented strain name.
(4) A certificate holder shall not:
(a) Offer or undertake to diagnose or cure any human or animal disease, ailment, injury, infirmity, deformity, pain, or other condition, physical or mental, real or imaginary, by use of marijuana products or any other means or instrumentality;
(b) Recommend or suggest modification or elimination of any course of treatment that does not involve the medical use of marijuana products;
(c) Solicit or accept any form of remuneration directly or indirectly, overtly or covertly, in cash or any other form in return for recommending a certain product, producer, processor, clinic, or health care practitioner;
(d) Provide medical marijuana consultant services in any capacity other than as an owner, employee, or volunteer of retail outlets licensed under RCW 69.50.354 and holding a medical endorsement under RCW 69.50.375;
(e) Provide medical marijuana consultant services at any location other than at retail outlets licensed under RCW 69.50.354 and holding a medical endorsement under RCW 69.50.375 for which the certificate holder serves as an owner, employee, or volunteer; or
(f) Create his or her own recognition card pursuant to chapter 246-71 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 69.51A.230. WSR 18-07-030, § 246-72-030, filed 3/12/18, effective 4/12/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 69.51A.290. WSR 16-07-086, § 246-72-030, filed 3/17/16, effective 3/18/16.]
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