On the afternoon of Friday April 3rd, Executive Assistant to the Board Dustin Dickson sent an email notification to stakeholders announcing: The Board will be holding a special Board meeting on Monday, April 6, at 1pm. Following guidance issued in the Governor’s Proclamation 20-28 (Open Public Meetings act and Public Records Act) issued March 24, 2020, this meeting … Continued
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The Department solicited cannabis testing labs to perform analysis of hemp samples, a federal requirement expected within 15 days prior to harvest of every acre of hemp grown in the US.
The Governor signed HB 2870, WSLCB’s request legislation establishing a social equity program, competitive grants, and a task force to help open a new cycle of retail licensure.
The agency paused the Quality Control Testing rulemaking project, implemented emergency rules allowing deferred excise tax payments, and learned the status of open rulemaking efforts.
From the RFQQ, p. 3: The purpose of this RFQQ is to procure laboratory testing services for the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Commodity Inspection Division’s Hemp Program… WSDA intends on contracting with analytical labs to provide post-decarboxylation Δ9- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THC-A) percentage testing on industrial hemp samples provided by WSDA. The … Continued
HB 2870 – “Allowing additional marijuana retail licenses for social equity purposes.”
The WSLCB cancelled 8 out of 11 regularly scheduled public meetings in March as governance in the shadow of COVID-19 shifted to emergency rulemaking and temporary policy adjustments.