Missing Surveillance System & Sink Deficiencies – $42,600 Fine
In an agreement with the CCB, IPL admitted that it failed to maintain a required surveillance system and to failed to maintain hand washing facilities that were fully stocked. IPL agreed to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $42,600 in consideration for its admitted violations and in consideration of the CCB’s agreement to resolve the Administrative Action. There were other allegations in the complaint but IPL neither admits nor denies those allegations. The CCB assessed no civil penalties as to the remaining violations
On or about February 19, 2021, CCB agents conducted a routine inspection of the IPL production facility. CCB agents found that IPL did not have adequate security camera coverage. There were no video surveillance cameras located within a room in the production area where cannabis product was located at the time of the inspection. CCB agents also found violations concerning two sinks within the facility. There was only one hand sink located in the production room. There was no soap located at that sink and the facility was unable to provide soap for the sink. There was another hand sink located outside the production room that was used by the entire facility staff. This sink was adequately stocked, but was not conveniently located, as required. CCB agents found that the hot water flowing from the three-compartment sink within the production facility did not reach the required temperature of 120°F. The temperature would go no higher than 109°F.
CCB agents found the facility was using caution tape and a plastic trash bag to cover half of a window in a room with shredders. This resulted in a surface that was not smooth and was not easily cleanable, a violation.
On August 31, 2021, the CCB filed a complaint alleging that IPL failed to maintain a required surveillance system, failed to maintain handwashing facilities that were fully stocked and conveniently located, failed to maintain the required minimum hot water temperature for a sink, and failed to maintain interior surfaces that were smooth and easily cleanable. Info.
Selling to a Person Under 21 – $115,000 Fine
In an agreement with the CCB, ETL agreed to pay a $115,000 civil penalty for failing to verify the age of, or selling cannabis to, a person less than 21 years of age, in lieu of the CCB filing and serving a Complaint for Disciplinary Action and proceeding to a disciplinary hearing.
On or about April 28, 2021, ETL self-reported an incident to the CCB staff that on April 15, 2021, an individual attempted to make a purchase at its dispensary and her identification card did not successfully scan. At that time, it was discovered that the individual was under 21 years of age. ETL subsequently initiated an investigation and found that this same under-aged individual had successfully completed prior purchases at its adult-use dispensary on March 28, April 2, and April 9, 2021. ETL reported that it had terminated the ETL employees who allowed these sales. Info.
Selling Medical Cannabis to Adult-Use Customer – $25,000 Fine
In an agreement with the CCB, EHL agreed to pay a $25,000 civil penalty for exceeding the maximum serving requirements for cannabis products, in lieu of the CCB filing and serving a Complaint for Disciplinary Action and proceeding to a disciplinary hearing.
On or about July 6, 2021, EHL self-reported an incident to the CCB staff that on July 3 and July 5, 2021, one of its employees failed to comply with EHL’s policies and procedures and sold medical cannabis products to an adult-use customer via EHL’s curbside service. Info.