Four retail allotments were on the table as Lynnwood City Council members began discussion of their jurisdictional ban on cannabis businesses in place since June 2015.
Board members reviewed feedback from the recent special board meeting and approved a cannabis compact with the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation.
As most events were cancelled for the holidays, we encourage stakeholders and policymakers to reflect on how far we’ve come - and verify we’re still heading in the right direction together.
The WSLCB Board and Policy and Rules team heard strong criticisms of the supplemental Quality Control Testing and Product Requirements rule proposal from many stakeholders.
During discussion following her presentation, WSLCB Policy and Rules Manager Kathy Hoffman revealed she was authoring an interpretative statement regarding Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-8-THC) which, if implemented, may distill out unanticipated consequences.
In addition to advocacy training, participants learned about future WSLCB rulemaking on advertising, a draft Delta-8-THC policy change, and the Cannabis Regulators Association.
Policy and Rules staff prepared the Board for Wednesday’s formal rulemaking, but members had little to say.
Wednesday’s public hearing for the WSLCB’s protracted Quality Control Testing rulemaking project could help shape a new regime of pesticides and heavy metals testing of adult use cannabis products in Washington state.
Task force members received a data briefing to assist in elaboration of qualifying criteria for cannabis social equity applicants residing in “disproportionately impacted areas.”
Ron Jackson, a University of Washington professor, led a wide-ranging webinar for prevention professionals on the plant cannabis, its uses, effects, and modes of action.