Jurisdiction: USA - Washington
The Senate fiscal committee passed HB 2826, WSLCB’s cannabis vapor products bill, as well as SB 6254, DOH’s vapor products bill which had been repeatedly brought “back to life.”
Discussion of “problematic” budget provisos and a review of what happened with HB 2870 engaged the Board while concerns about COVID-19 began to spread.
Originally scheduled for March 17th, this event was rescheduled as a remote-only webinar on the afternoon of March 11th in light of COVID-19 concerns. Rescheduled for March 26th, on the afternoon of Monday March 16th the event was “indefinitely postponed.”
The legislature is getting more creative in its handling of cannabis-related bills and budget provisos as the close of the regular session approaches on March 12th.
SB 6057 (the “wholesale discounts” bill) and SB 6206 (the “location compliance” bill) were both heard in the House on Monday – but only one was subsequently advanced.
SB 6206 was advanced during the WA House COG’s Tuesday February 25th committee meeting.
Although the bill was scheduled for executive session during the WA House COG Tuesday committee meeting, SB 6057 was not moved.