The Washington State Legislative Task Force on Social Equity in Cannabis (WA SECTF) was established during the 2020 legislative session as part of HB 2870 and expanded in 2021 through HB 1443. The purpose of the task force is to make recommendations to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) including but not limited to establishing a social equity program for the issuance and reissuance of existing retail marijuana licenses, and to advise the Governor and the Legislature on policies that would facilitate development of a marijuana social equity program. The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House were responsible for appointing 20 members to the task force.
The Social Equity in Cannabis Task Force will hold its first public meeting on Monday, October 26 from 9:30am – 4:30pm (times are still tentative and may change). The meeting will be virtual and is open to the public. There will be a dedicated public comment period on this agenda and on all future Task Force meeting agendas. We encourage community members to join and share their stories, thoughts, and suggestions with the Task Force.
The proposed agenda and instructions for joining the meeting will be available (and shared through this distribution list) by October 19.Email to Social Equity in Cannabis Task Force Distribution List (Oct 8, 2020)