Originally scheduled for March 11th, this event was rescheduled as a remote-only webinar on the morning of March 10th in light of COVID-19 concerns. Rescheduled for March 17th, on the afternoon of Monday March 16th the event was "indefinitely postponed."
Under legislation enacted in 2019 (SB 5318), the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) was required to develop a voluntary compliance program intended to give cannabis licensees an opportunity to request assistance from the agency in ensuring their business is in compliance with all relevant state laws and regulations, in most circumstances without the risk of receiving a violation just because help was requested and an enforcement officer was asked to review premises or business operations. The legislature directed the agency to create the program by rule in consultation with cannabis businesses and their employees. The rulemaking project was subsequently renamed the Voluntary Marijuana Licensee Consultation and Education Program.