Agency leadership heard a briefing on cannabis-related legislation still active and otherwise, including both agency requests and bills introduced by other stakeholders.
New details on the WSLCB’s legislative agenda, a Regulators Roundtable redux, plus an update on testing labs, the traceability contract, and the Hillard Heintze report.
Agency leadership heard a substantial legislative update in the run up to the 2020 session and hints about the agency’s shifting vision of cannabis supply chain traceability.
Board members reported the Tribal Advisory Council was poised for demotion, the Cannabis 2.0 project had lost momentum, and vapor product regulation continued to cloud the horizon.
The State Board of Health voted to adopt emergency rules implementing a prohibition on the sale and distribution of nicotine and cannabis vapor products containing vitamin E acetate.
Agency leadership heard a substantial update on the legislative landscape for the 2020 session, and a licensee operating a cannabis delivery service garnered agency attention.
On Wednesday, an uncharacteristic Special Board Meeting has been called to adopt potentially five new emergency rules to implement the “flavored vapor products” prohibition.
The Board adopted an initial set of emergency rules in response to the state’s prohibition of flavored vaporizable products and heard testimony to the economic impacts caused.
Implementation of the new prohibition against “flavored vapor products” occupied the Board in preparation for multiple rounds of emergency rulemaking.
Agency leadership discussed messaging for Cannabis 2.0, vapor products, hemp/CBD, and traceability while learning the latest numbers from the licensing division.