The Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) was created in February 1970 after the Washington State Senate voted in favor of Senate Bill 1 and Governor Daniel Evans signed the bill into law. The bill authorized the consolidation of four existing state agencies to create the Department of Ecology, the first unified environmental protection agency in the nation, ahead of even the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Wednesday’s public hearing for the WSLCB’s protracted Quality Control Testing rulemaking project could help shape a new regime of pesticides and heavy metals testing of adult use cannabis products in Washington state.
The WSLCB moved forward with a CR-102 proposing the establishment of Location Compliance Certificates; heard public comments on youth drug prevention and quality control (QC) testing; and confirmed the agency will only have one board meeting in November.
WSLCB Director of Legislative Relations Chris Thompson provided a briefing to the agency’s Executive Management Team (EMT) on staff participation in two fall work sessions hosted by the Legislature’s primary cannabis policy committees.
The Cannabis Science Task Force Steering Committee convened and heard updates from each of its work groups, including an extended discussion about a motion put forward by the Proficiency Testing Work Group.