When the board processes a criminal history check on an applicant, it uses a point system to determine if the person qualifies for a license. The board will not normally issue a cannabis license to an applicant who has accumulated eight or more points as indicated below:
|Description||Time period during which points will be assigned||Points assigned|
|Felony conviction||Ten years||12 points|
|Gross misdemeanor conviction||Three years||5 points|
|Misdemeanor conviction||Three years||4 points|
|Currently under federal or state supervision for a felony conviction||n/a||8 points|
|Nondisclosure of any of the above||n/a||4 points each|
All criminal history must be reported on the personal/criminal history form. Regardless of applicability, failure to disclose full criminal history will result in point accumulation. See WAC 314-55-040 for more information.
If a case is pending for an alleged offense that would earn eight or more points, the board will hold the application for the disposition of the case. If the disposition is not settled within ninety days, the board will administratively close the application.