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WA ORC Task Force - Meeting (March 29, 2023) - Cannabis Retail Panel
Several cannabis retailers conveyed experiences and policies on reducing robberies, but local officials and others pushed for more organized and proactive enforcement approaches.
WACA - Legislative Preview Conference - 2022 - Legislative Roundtable (December 13, 2022) - Summary
Several cannabis retailers told lawmakers licensed businesses were diverting products to illegal cannabis markets while calling for enforcement, licensing, and reporting changes.
City of Seattle - City Council - Committee - Finance and Housing - Committee Meeting (August 11, 2022) - Cannabis Equity Ordinances
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- Seattle City Council Finance and Housing Committee (City of Seattle - City Council - Committee - Finance and Housing)
The committee reviewed background and amendments on multiple cannabis bills targeting worker retention and training; creation of a city social equity license; and a “Cannabis Needs Assessment.”
King County Council LJHHS - Committee Meeting (May 3, 2022) - Cannabis Security Task Force
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- King County Council Law, Justice, Health, and Human Services Committee (King County Council LJHHS)
The committee heard about a motion to create a cannabis security task force to address robberies in the area, amending wording and scope before recommending it to the full council.
WSLCB - Board Meeting (April 27, 2022) - Summary
Staff announced free retail security training and site assessments would be available before the board approved an expedited rulemaking and heard a call to prioritize particular cannabis “pioneers.”
WSLCB - Board Meeting (April 13, 2022) - Summary
The board received a high level briefing on cashless payment options for retailers, approved filing proposed social equity program rules, and heard several critical public comments.
WSLCB - Board Caucus (March 22, 2022) - Retail Robberies
After a week of multiple retail robberies resulting in deaths of staff and suspects, the board talked about the need for federal action and scheduled a roundtable talk with stakeholders.
WA House PS - Committee Meeting (February 18, 2022) - SB 5927 - Public Hearing
Committee members heard positive testimony on a bill to increase penalties for cannabis retail robberies, and asked questions about the frequency of incidents and other solutions.
WA Senate - Session - Evening (February 10, 2022) - SB 5927 - Second and Third Reading
While cannabis retail would remain cash heavy if SB 5927 were enacted, senators unanimously voted for a one year sentencing enhancement for first and second degree robberies.
WSLCB - Board Caucus (February 15, 2022) - Legislative Affairs Update
Director of Legislative Relations Chris Thompson described the status of cannabis-related bills, and the potential that cannabinoid request legislation would fail in part due to “misinformation.”