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WA Senate LAW - Committee Meeting (February 8, 2022) - HB 1105 - Public Hearing
A bill to grant all medical cannabis patients protection from arrest received almost entirely positive testimony, along with complaints about homegrowing and cannabis scheduling policy.
WA House FIN - Committee Meeting (March 16, 2021) - SB 5004 - Public Hearing
Testimony on legislation establishing a limited excise tax exemption for medical cannabis patients registered with the State painted an encouraging picture of potential impacts for patients and the regulated industry.
WA Senate LAW - Committee Meeting (March 16, 2021) - HB 1105 - Public Hearing
The second policy committee hearing on legislation extending arrest protections to all authorized medical cannabis patients elicited similar testimony and substantial sign in support.
WSLCB - Webinar - Advocacy and Rulemaking (November 12, 2020) - Summary
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.
Thurston County Superior Court - Hearing - Seattle Events et al v. State of Washington et al (September 4, 2020) - Stricken
The scheduled hearing in the Seattle Events et al v. State of Washington et al case regarding cannabis advertising law was cancelled subsequent to the Court receiving the State Defendants’ response to the Plaintiffs’ motion for reconsideration.
The Week Ahead (August 31, 2020)
WSLCB would host a listen and learn forum and board meeting, while Seattle HEMPFEST was granted another opportunity to make its case to revise cannabis advertising law.
WA House APP - Committee Meeting (February 5, 2020) - Summary
The fiscal committee heard substantial positive testimony on HB 1131, the home grow bill, and has until this coming Tuesday to refer it out of committee to continue its momentum.
WSLCB - Work Group - True Party of Interest (August 12, 2019) - Hauge's Review
On Monday August 12th, Board Member Russ Hauge attended a work group meeting on the True Party of Interest rulemaking project (TPI). His assessment was that stakeholders were “working in a good way to get some solid solutions in the rules.”
The Week Ahead (August 12, 2019)
The PNW gears up for Seattle HEMPFEST starting Friday through the weekend.
WSLCB - Board Caucus (June 11, 2019) - Summary
The Board prepared to adopt a new interim policy on cannabinoid additives, discussed Cannabis 2.0, and reacted to Seattle Hempfest’s lawsuit.