Expect a public hearing for Mandatory Marijuana Signage at Wednesday’s WSLCB Board Meeting and significant legislative floor activity the first three days of the week.
11 cannabis-related bills remain in motion after Tuesday’s committee report deadline.
SB 5605 (vacating misdemeanor possession convictions) and SB 5298 (structure or function claims) are still moving, but SB 5985 was heard for other reasons.
Bills that address budtender penalties, intellectual property, and lab accreditation are still moving in the legislature.
The state’s new hemp program continues to move forward and two medical cannabis bills also received lawmaker attention.
House committees heard testimony on SB 5605 to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions and recommended a new version of SB 5318 to reform WSLCB enforcement powers.
The speedier second half of the legislative session began in earnest this week, with public hearings on cannabis intellectual property, labs, WSLCB reform, and labeling.
Only twelve out of fifty cannabis-related bills tracked by Cannabis Observer remain in motion.
HB 1995 would enable limited vertical integration for smaller scale producers and processors, opening up direct sales and tourism modeled on craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries.
HB 1945 would enable direct sales by some producers and processors as well as public social use of cannabis.