Washington State Legislative Task Force on Social Equity in Cannabis Technical Assistance and Mentorship Work Group
(WA SECTF - Work Group - TA and Mentorship)

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The Washington State Legislative Task Force on Social Equity in Cannabis (WA SECTF) was established during the 2020 legislative session as part of HB 2870 and expanded in 2021 through HB 1443. The purpose of the task force is to make recommendations to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) including but not limited to establishing a social equity program for the issuance and reissuance of existing retail marijuana licenses, and to advise the Governor and the Legislature on policies that would facilitate development of a marijuana social equity program. The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House were responsible for appointing 20 members to the task force.

WA SECTF - Work Group - TA and Mentorship (May 11, 2021) - Screenshot

WA SECTF - Work Group - TA and Mentorship - Public Meeting (May 11, 2021) - Introductions, Scope, and Responsibilities

After work group members identified themselves and staff went over scope and responsibilities, questions were raised about who could contract as a social equity mentor and how to qualify for grants.