(a) Any fee specified in this division shall be paid to the Department of Cannabis Control by cash, check, money order, debit card, or credit card. Check and money order payments may be made out to the Department of Cannabis Control.
(b) If the fee is paid by debit or credit card:
(1) The payment shall be made through the Department’s online licensing system; and
(2) The applicant or licensee may be required to pay any associated processing or convenience fees to the third-party vendor processing the payment on behalf of the Department.
(c) Failure to pay the appropriate licensing fee is grounds for discipline. If the Department determines that the licensee paid an amount less than the appropriate licensing fee under section 15014 of this division, the licensee will be required to pay the balance of the appropriate fee and a penalty fee of 50 percent of the appropriate licensing fee. The Department in its discretion may waive the penalty fee.

Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26012, 26051.5 and 26180, Business and Professions Code.

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