Unnecessary Stops During a Cannabis Transport
Enforcement has received questions surrounding WAC 314-55-085(5)(f), which reads, “Any vehicle transporting marijuana or marijuana products must travel directly from the shipping licensee to the receiving licensee and must not make any unnecessary stops in between except to other facilities receiving product.”
The WSLCB understands that there are many reasons a driver may need to stop while making deliveries. An example of a necessary stop can include, but is not limited to: bathroom breaks, refueling the transport vehicle, dining and overnight sleep. We understand that drivers need rest for the safety of themselves and others.
For security purposes, we ask that you continue to comply with WAC 315-55-085 (5) (a) through (g).
An unnecessary stop might include a family trip to the park, a pit stop to a casino, or a lengthy visit at a friend’s house. The requirements surrounding why a stop may be deemed unnecessary are mainly focused on the security of the transport vehicle’s contents and the length of the stop. We ask transporters to use good judgement when deciding if a stop is necessary. If you have concerns or issues along the way, please feel free to reach out to your officer for help.
This article does not apply to those licensed under the Transportation License (314-55-310).