An update on the cannabis compliance reporting transition outlined plans for a second phase of development and prompted discussion about the eventual need for enforcement.
Events were wrapping up for the holidays, but the transition to CCRS would keep the cannabis sector busier than usual checking lists twice before the shutdown of MJ Freeway on Saturday.
The board and agency leadership reflected on that week’s launch of the CCRS as well as how fixes and stakeholder engagement would be approached going forward.
Staff reviewed the imminent transition from the existing cannabis traceability provider to a WSLCB reporting system scheduled for December 6th - despite expressed concerns.
WSLCB leadership briefed the committee on “Cannabis Regulatory Issues and Implementation of Recent Legislation” after Gillian Schauer described delta-8-THC “health and safety risks.”
CFO Jim Morgan told agency leadership CCRS remained on track and testing revealed no significant bugs; meanwhile, an informal integrator group formed to facilitate data exchange.
WSLCB staff planned to host a third webinar on the Cannabis Central Reporting System (CCRS) to help expedite the transition away from MJ Freeway - and reallocate funding?
Board members adopted rules on importation of CBD products for use as additives - but would soon have to approve an interim policy creating an exemption from traceability requirements.
The board began rescinding unnecessary interim policies, heard rulemaking updates, and a licensee called for more time to transition from seed-to-sale traceability to weekly reporting.
A public hearing on the implementation of imported CBD rules drew suggested revisions on cannabis product testing standards from the public and a WSDA pesticide official.