50-46-329. Inspections -- procedures -- prohibition on inspector affiliation with licensees. (1) The department shall conduct unannounced inspections of registered premises and testing laboratories.
(2) (a) The department shall inspect annually each registered premises and testing laboratory.
(b) The department shall collect samples during the inspection of registered premises and submit them to one or more testing laboratories for testing as provided in 50-46-304 and by the state laboratory by rule.
(c) The department may collect samples during the inspection of a registered premises and submit the samples to all registered testing laboratories for testing as provided by the department by rule.
(3) (a) Each provider and marijuana-infused products provider shall keep a complete set of records necessary to show all transactions with registered cardholders. The records must be open for inspection by the department or state laboratory, as appropriate, and state or local law enforcement agencies during normal business hours.
(b) Each testing laboratory shall keep:
(i) a complete set of records necessary to show all transactions with providers and marijuana-infused products providers; and
(ii) all data, including instrument raw data, pertaining to the testing of marijuana and marijuana-infused products.
(c) The records and data required under this subsection (3) must be open for inspection by the department and state or local law enforcement agencies during normal business hours.
(d) The department may require a provider, marijuana-infused products provider, or testing laboratory to furnish information that the department considers necessary for the proper administration of this part.
(4) (a) Registered premises and testing laboratories, including any places of storage, where marijuana is cultivated, manufactured, sold, stored, or tested are subject to entry by the department or state or local law enforcement agencies for the purpose of inspection or investigation during normal business hours.
(b) If any part of the registered premises or testing laboratory consists of a locked area, the provider, marijuana-infused products provider, or testing laboratory shall make the area available for inspection without delay upon request of the department or state or local law enforcement officials.
(5) A provider or marijuana-infused products provider shall maintain records showing the names and registry identification numbers of registered cardholders to whom mature plants, seedlings, usable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products were sold or transferred and the quantities sold or transferred to each cardholder.
(6) The state laboratory shall conduct the inspections of testing laboratories required under this section.
(7) If the department conducts an inspection because of a complaint against a licensee or registered premises and does not find a violation of this part, the department shall give the licensee a copy of the complaint with the name of the complainant redacted.
(8) The department may not hire or contract with a person to be an inspector if the person has worked during the previous 4 years for a Montana business or facility operating under this part.
(9) In addition to any other penalties provided under this part, the department may revoke, suspend for up to 1 year, or refuse to renew a license or endorsement issued under this part if, upon inspection and subsequent notice to the licensee, the department finds that any of the following circumstances exist:
(a) a cause for which issuance of the license or endorsement could have been rejected had it been known to the department at the time of issuance;
(b) a violation of an administrative rule adopted to carry out the provisions of this part; or
(c) noncompliance with any provision of this part.
(10) The department may suspend or modify a license or endorsement without advance notice upon a finding that presents an immediate threat to the health, safety, or welfare of registered cardholders, employees of the licensee, or members of the public.
(11) Review of a department action imposing a suspension, revocation, or other modification under this part must be conducted as a contested case hearing under the provisions of the Montana Administrative Procedure Act.
(12) The department shall establish a training protocol to ensure uniform application and enforcement of the requirements of this part.
(13) The department shall report biennially to the children, families, health, and human services interim committee concerning the results of inspections conducted under this section. The report must include the information required under 50-46-343.