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WA House RSG - Committee Meeting (March 13, 2023) - SB 5367 - Public Hearing
Committee members heard testimony in favor, opposed, and ‘other’ while seeking suggestions on THC levels for hemp products after the Senate decided any amount of THC was too much.
WA Legislature - Update (March 14, 2023)
Representatives got an earful about the WSLCB THC bill on Monday, and planned to take up social equity and pre-employment cannabis testing legislation on Tuesday.
WSLCB - Work Group - QC Standards - Public Meeting (January 5, 2023) - Summary
At the first work group meeting, members introduced themselves and heard agency leaders’ intentions to gather input on the effectiveness of 2022 cannabis testing changes.
WA Senate WM - Committee Meeting (February 18, 2023) - SB 5367 - Public Hearing
Within its fiscal committee, testimony on a cannabinoid regulation bill championed by WSLCB was divided, there were THC threshold concerns, but also claims the bill helped cannabis tax revenue.
WA Senate LC - Committee Meeting (February 9, 2023) - SB 5546 - Public Hearing
The sponsor made reasoned arguments for producer-led cannabis research, but industry members were divided over whether the time was right for a cannabis commodity commission.
WSLCB - Executive Management Team (January 11, 2023) - CANNRA Meeting Review
CANNRA conference participants shared feedback from panels on markets, legal issues, inspections, and social consumption before discussing leadership opportunities in the group.
WA Hemp in Food Task Force - Meeting (January 11, 2023) - Summary
With a review of scientific literature contracted, task force members detailed remaining concerns and discussed approaches to lobbying for draft legislation on hemp cannabinoids in food.
WA Hemp in Food Task Force - Meeting (December 21, 2022) - Summary
Several task force members helped develop the scope of a third-party contract to review scientific literature and contemplated a legislative strategy for pursuit in 2023.
WACA - Legislative Preview Conference - 2022 - WSDA Update (December 13, 2022) - Summary
The WSDA Legislative Liaison reviewed department work impacting hemp and cannabis rules before taking questions about staffing and issues expected in the 2023 legislative session.
WSLCB - Executive Management Team (December 14, 2022) - Summary
Cannabinoid regulation in the legislative session, the social equity program, CANNRA, and the traceability system were top-of-mind issues during the last agency public meeting of the year.