An update on the WSDA hemp program, no WSLCB Board Meeting this week, and small business opportunities on the agenda.
Jurisdiction: USA - Washington
Expect a slow week as WSLCB transitions to its new headquarters before the Fourth.
Packaging and labeling changes are revving up again, agency legislative priorities for the next session are becoming more clear, plus an overall rulemaking update.
In a successful test of an innovative meeting format, the agency gathered feedback from the regulated community on cannabis sampling, cannabis testing, and lab proficiency testing.
No WSLCB board meeting this week + a second listen and learn forum on the Quality Assurance Testing and Product Requirements rulemaking project.
The Board discussed craft cannabis, representation of patient perspectives, and Portland’s equity program.
The committee discussed further delays on the next release of MJ Freeway’s Leaf Data Systems and alternative approaches to cannabis traceability.
Expect a revised launch date for Washington’s version of MJ Freeway’s Leaf Data Systems seed-to-sale traceability system, the information backbone of the I-502 regulated marketplace.
The team reviewed the first interagency meeting of the WSLCB’s Cannabis 2.0 project and assessed delays updating Washington State’s version of MJ Freeway’s Leaf Data Systems.
The Board adopted an interim policy on cannabinoid additives, heard a cannabis rulemaking timeline, and listened to public comment on the failings of the state traceability vendor, MJ Freeway.