CSTF leadership reviewed initial progress reports from its work groups on cannabis laboratory quality standards and proficiency testing.
Agency leadership discussed messaging for Cannabis 2.0, vapor products, hemp/CBD, and traceability while learning the latest numbers from the licensing division.
A NEW “PROHIBITION” on “flavored vapor products” was adopted by the State Board of Health in compliance with Governor Jay Inslee’s mandate creating unknowable economic and public health impacts.
The Board heard the latest information on the vaping-related public health scare and Washington state’s response in preparation for emergency rulemaking.
The Washington State Board of Health planned to adopt emergency rules prohibiting the sale of “flavored vapor products” including “marijuana-infused extracts or marijuana concentrates for inhalation.”
The Board prepared to hasten new vapor product rules along towards implementation and learned rulemaking would be restarted to consider canopy adjustments for Tier 1 producers.
On Wednesday, WSLCB will propose changes to vapor product rules in the wake of Governor Inslee’s executive order “ADDRESSING THE VAPING USE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS.”
The Director briefed on the agency’s request legislation and the vaping-related health scare, which includes a new lawsuit in Pierce County filed against six cannabis product manufacturers.
The latest on all open rulemaking projects including a signal that WSLCB intends to modify vapor product regulation in response to a widely publicized health scare.
A sparsely attended hearing provided an opportunity to learn more about the department’s Medical Marijuana Program, the patient registry, and upcoming rulemaking.