Committee members learned that “health burdens related to tobacco and vapor products” would remain one of the agency’s top four legislative priorities for the next two years.
A busy week for cannabis-related policymaking lay ahead including activity at the Washington State Legislature, the WSLCB, the State Board of Health, and the Department of Ecology.
On Tuesday, the USDA planned to reopen public comment on the Interim Final Rule establishing the federal Domestic Hemp Production Program.
The scheduled hearing in the Seattle Events et al v. State of Washington et al case regarding cannabis advertising law was cancelled subsequent to the Court receiving the State Defendants’ response to the Plaintiffs’ motion for reconsideration.
Drawing over 100 attendees, nine participants commented on new definitions for ‘characterizing flavor’ and ‘terpenes’ instrumental to new WSLCB public safety and prevention authorities.
The WSLCB Board adopted substantially revised True Party of Interest (TPI) rules and heard public comment from an advocate of increasingly influential prevention perspectives.
The WSLCB Board adopted substantially revised True Party of Interest (TPI) and financier rules, concluding a rulemaking project begun in October 2018.
Board members more tangibly sensed how the State hiring freeze had begun to seize up the agency, and virtual engagements with “communities of color” were scheduled.
While over 100 participants signed in---including many public health and prevention representatives---few had comments to offer on new definitions for “characterizing flavor” and “terpenes”.
The WSLCB Board prepared to adopt True Party of Interest rules unchanged from their proposed form and learned 5 meetings were scheduled for outreach to communities of color.