Agency leadership shared a lengthy legislative update and tales from the North American Cannabis Summit.
Jurisdiction: USA - Washington
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.
The WSLCB Canopy Team’s findings were summarized for agency leadership.
WSLCB delayed moving forward on marijuana signage changes to “make that even stronger” and plans two more board meetings outside Olympia in 2019.
The Board prepared a response to legislative intent to restructure the WSLCB’s penalty system and contemplated the addition of two Board members.
The House Commerce and Gaming Committee heard testimony in favor of and against legalized home grows.