The Washington State House Commerce and Gaming Committee (WA House COG) considers issues relating to the regulation of commerce in alcohol, tobacco and cannabis, as well as issues relating to the regulation and oversight of gaming, including tribal compacts.
Committee members learned about cannabis-related research from academics affiliated with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) at the University of Washington (UW) and heard their concerns about concentrated cannabinoid products.
Lawmakers learned about the cannabis-related work of academics affiliated with the Collaboration on Cannabis Policy, Research, and Outreach (CCPRO) at Washington State University (WSU) including studies on rodent brain development and human cannabis use during and after pregnancy.
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 Washington State House Commerce and Gaming Committee convened its fall work session to hear perspectives on cannabis “potency” from WSLCB, committee staff, and industry representatives along with updates from the Cannabis Science Task Force and state university researchers inclusive of public health and prevention community efforts to correlate ingestion of high-THC marijuana with adverse … Continued