A review of open rulemaking, a legislative update, and Cannabis 2.0.
Jurisdiction: USA - Washington
The committee heard testimony on SB 5605, a bill “Concerning misdemeanor marijuana offense convictions.”
HB 1945 would enable direct sales by some producers and processors as well as public social use of cannabis.
The committee heard a strongly endorsed cannabis intellectual property bill and passed the WSLCB budtender permit bill out of committee.
Agency leadership shared a lengthy legislative update and tales from the North American Cannabis Summit.
Lawmakers heard HB 1500 which would allow for vacation of misdemeanor cannabis possession convictions.
Lawmakers considered allowing retailers to sell branded merchandise and CBD products with < 0.3% THC during HB 1238’s public hearing.
Public hearings on 5 cannabis bills, including SB 5155 on home grow legalization and SB 5318 on WSLCB enforcement reforms.
HB 1237, Member Hauge was re-appointed to the Board, and a conversation with the US Attorney for the Western District of Washington.
The House committee hosted public hearings for three cannabis bills: HB 1237, HB 1236, and HB 1289.