In reaching a decision on a disciplinary action under the Act and the Administrative Procedures Act (Govt. Code section 11400 et seq.), the Bureau shall consider the disciplinary guidelines entitled “Bureau of Cannabis Control Disciplinary Guidelines November 2017,” which are hereby incorporated by reference. Deviation from these guidelines and orders, including the standard terms of probation, is appropriate where the Bureau in its sole discretion determines that the facts of the particular case warrant such a deviation, e.g., the presence of mitigating factors, the age of the case, or evidentiary problems. Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code; Reference: Section 26031, Business and Professions Code.