Bills that address budtender penalties, intellectual property, and lab accreditation are still moving in the legislature.
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The state’s new hemp program continues to move forward and two medical cannabis bills also received lawmaker attention.
House committees heard testimony on SB 5605 to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions and recommended a new version of SB 5318 to reform WSLCB enforcement powers.
Grades of cannabis, on-site consumption, and ever more “sea change” at the agency.
Agency leadership focused its first EMT work session on Enforcement and “operational consistency.”
The speedier second half of the legislative session began in earnest this week, with public hearings on cannabis intellectual property, labs, WSLCB reform, and labeling.
Out-of-state tribal identification cards, an upcoming QA testing rules listening session, and the WSLCB’s internal legislative reports.
The Board reviewed failed legislative initiatives, commented on media coverage, and agreed to nix a tribal issue brewing at the Department of Revenue.
A Frankensteinian bill, stitched together with parts from expired bill corpuses, has risen in the Senate after cutoff.
Only twelve out of fifty cannabis-related bills tracked by Cannabis Observer remain in motion.