Originally scheduled for March 17th, this event was rescheduled as a remote-only webinar on the afternoon of March 11th in light of COVID-19 concerns. Rescheduled for March 26th, on the afternoon of Monday March 16th the event was “indefinitely postponed.”
The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is hosting a Listen and Learn forum on draft conceptual rules regarding marijuana true party of interest regulations described in WAC 314-55-035.
As you may recall, the Board began to consider revisions to existing marijuana true party of interest rules by initiating a formal rule inquiry under WSR 18-22-54 in October, 2018. Those efforts were extended by the passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 1794, concerning agreements between licensed marijuana businesses and other people and businesses, including royalty and licensing agreements relating to the use of intellectual property during the 2019 regular session of the Washington State legislature.
During the summer, and into the fall and winter of 2019, WSLCB held multiple meetings with industry association representatives, licensees, and others to draft the conceptual rules we’ll be discussing during this Listen and Learn session. These conceptual draft rules reflect an engaged and inclusive developmental process that embodies not only WSLCB’s commitment to regulatory stability and consistency, but to listening to and learning from the input of licensees. They also represent a significant agency policy shift in the removal of the spousal vetting requirement.