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WA SECTF - Public Meeting (April 26, 2022) - Summary
The final licensing and community reinvestment recommendations from the task force were presented, discussed, and voted upon before members scheduled remaining work.
WA SECTF - Work Group - Community Reinvestment - Public Meeting (April 14, 2022) - Summary
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- Washington State Legislative Task Force on Social Equity in Cannabis Community Reinvestment Work Group (WA SECTF - Work Group - Community Reinvestment)
Work group members as well as public participants shared their thoughts on the spending of community reinvestment dollars and workforce training at the group’s final meeting.
WSLCB - Executive Management Team (April 13, 2022) - Social Equity
Legislative, licensing, communications, and director updates contributed to the discussion amongst WSLCB leadership about activity towards social equity in cannabis.
WA Governor - Bill Action (March 31, 2022) - SB 5693
The Governor shared his thoughts on the supplemental budget before signing it; the measure created two hemp task forces, a community reinvestment fund, and other cannabis-centric changes.
WA Governor - Bill Action (March 24, 2022) - SB 5796
The Governor signed a bill which changed non-binding cannabis revenue appropriations and mandated a study of those expenditures by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee.
WSLCB - Board Caucus (March 15, 2022) - Summary
The caucus meeting touched on existing rulemaking; a proposal to label cannabis vapor cartridges; the highs and lows of the legislative session; and a newly appointed board member.
WA House APP - Committee Meeting (February 22, 2022) - SB 5796 - Public Hearing
Staff briefed on a bill with complex changes to recommended cannabis tax appropriations before testimony emphasized benefits for transparency, social equity, and local governments.
WA House COG - Committee Meeting (January 28, 2022) - HB 2022 - Public Hearing
A hearing on social equity legislation provoked largely favorable testimony, peppered with repeated questions and comments about proposed buffer zones changes for retailers.
WA SECTF - Public Meeting (January 24, 2022) - Summary
New task force members were welcomed, followed by a review of recommendations already made and those still needed, then a vote to continue one work group and start up three others.
WA House COG - Committee Meeting (November 18, 2021) - WA SECTF Update
Cannabis social equity task force staff described adopted recommendations and those still in progress before responding to questions about data and goals of the group.