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.
Documents and Links
- WSLCB - "Authority, Framework, and Purpose Guidance Document - Marijuana Licensee Consultation Rule Development Project" (Feb 12, 2020)
- WSLCB Conceptual Draft Rules - "WAC 314-55-013 Voluntary marijuana licensee consultation and education program." (Feb 12, 2020)
- Voluntary Compliance Program Work Group Meeting Scheduling Poll (Feb 12, 2020)