Washington State Department of Health (DOH) aims to develop programs and services to help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions, and ensure Washington state is prepared for emergencies.
Friday September 20, 2019
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.
Wednesday September 18, 2019
A sparsely attended hearing provided an opportunity to learn more about the department’s Medical Marijuana Program, the patient registry, and upcoming rulemaking.
Monday September 16, 2019
DOH hosts a public hearing on compassionate care renewals and the WSLCB Traceability Advisory Committee will consider how to exit from MJ Freeway.
Friday September 13, 2019
Participants shared strategies to mitigate costs and phase-in new pesticide and heavy metals testing requirements for cannabis products in Washington state.
Thursday September 12, 2019
The scope of the vaping crisis continued to expand, including a possible case in Washington state and increased likelihood of federal and state action against flavored vapor products considered appealing to children.
A new Traceability Data Sharing Agreement Work Group convenes, the lege asks for a marijuana update, and the Board confronts an emergent public health crisis attributed to vaping.
Thursday September 5, 2019
The Board denied a petition for rulemaking from a transporter and reacted to federal warnings about correlated health impacts attributed to vaping.
The Washington State Department of Ecology launched the Cannabis Science Task Force to assist in the methodical migration of authority for testing lab accreditation from the WSLCB.
The legislature asked the agency to explore “varying the marijuana excise tax rate based on product potency” and will be assisted by a broad spectrum of voices and BOTEC Analysis.
Updates on hemp, traceability, agency request legislation, and the legislatively-directed interim study on taxation of cannabis by potency.