HB 1995 would enable limited vertical integration for smaller scale producers and processors, opening up direct sales and tourism modeled on craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries.
The Washington State House Commerce and Gaming Committee (WA House COG) moved Substitute House Bill 1794 out of committee with a “do pass” recommendation, but did not take action on HB 1236 or HB 1466.
Several cannabis bills found love on Valentine’s Day as committees passed or amended them, while less fortunate legislation received no action.
The Washington State Senate Law and Justice Committee (WA Senate LAW) rejected an effort to amend SB 5605 before passing it to the Senate Ways and Means Committee.
The Washington State House Public Safety Committee (WA House PS) moved Substitute House Bill 1500 out of committee with a “do pass” recommendation including one amendment.
The Washington State Senate Labor and Commerce Committee (WA Senate LBRC) did not take action on SB 5318.
A review of open rulemaking, a legislative update, and Cannabis 2.0.
The committee heard testimony on SB 5605, a bill “Concerning misdemeanor marijuana offense convictions.”
HB 1945 would enable direct sales by some producers and processors as well as public social use of cannabis.
The committee heard a strongly endorsed cannabis intellectual property bill and passed the WSLCB budtender permit bill out of committee.