WSLCB would host a listen and learn forum and board meeting, while Seattle HEMPFEST was granted another opportunity to make its case to revise cannabis advertising law.
Convening traceability software integrators for the first time since early June, WSLCB staff shared agency updates, Akerna representatives acknowledged known issues, and expectations were lowered for any change to the State’s reliance on Leaf Data Systems for the foreseeable future.
On Tuesday August 25th, WSLCB staff confirmed the "Integrator Support Meeting" would be convened on Thursday August 27th for the first time since early June.
Cannabis odor experts prepared bids to inform the Marijuana Odor Task Force while software integrators contemplated a murky future for traceability in Washington state.
The Cannabis Science Task Force Steering Committee convened and heard updates from each of its work groups, including an extended discussion about a motion put forward by the Proficiency Testing Work Group.
Board members heard a brief rulemaking update and adopted the revised Tribal Consultation Policy, but were otherwise silent on their activity. Public records help fill in the blanks.
The WSLCB announced an upcoming listen and learn forum on September 1st for the implementation of HB 2826 regarding "characterizing flavors" of concern for public health and "youth access" as well as the creation of a framework for prohibition of additives in the wake of the vapor associated lung injury health scare.
The Board adopted the revised Tribal Consultation Policy, heard rulemaking updates, and a few notes from the Director.
WSLCB cancelled their board meeting but would meet in caucus; the Cannabis Science Task Force would convene; and the Sunshine Committee would review public records exemptions.
16 of 29 federally-recognized tribes in Washington had established cannabis compacts with the State as the WSLCB reviewed revisions to its government-to-government consultation policy.