Participants secured the WSLCB’s commitment to refund withdrawn application licensing fees in a prelude to the first meeting of the Task Force on Social Equity in Cannabis.
A presentation by Washington substance abuse prevention officials provided insight into their perspectives and interpretations of data used to buttress particular positions.
While most WSLCB events were cancelled, engagement with public health and prevention advocates continued in the weeks leading up to the Washington State Prevention Summit.
The Everett City Council voted to permit three more medically endorsed cannabis retail establishments in their city, increasing the total number of stores from five to eight.
During a regimented 11 minute meeting, board members rescinded BIP 06-2018, reapproved the Consultation and Education CR-103, and reaffirmed rulemaking updates.
The Board undertook expected rulemaking actions to rescind BIP 06-2018 regarding vetting of licensee funds and reapproved final rules for the Consultation and Education Program.
The Board opted not to voluntarily undertake revision of residency requirements for applicants, nor allow certified fire code inspectors to help ensure the safety of extraction operations.
SBOH members heard two notable public comments on proposed rules to more permanently prohibit use of vitamin E acetate in all vapor products before voting to adopt the rules as final.
The Board denied two petitions for rulemaking on residency requirements and extraction inspection.
Members confirmed WSLCB remains “stuck between a rock and a hard place” but sought answers about lab results, the open data portal, license renewal fees, and legislative outreach.