Out-of-state corporate investment is “at the edge of the dam” and Russ Hauge wants to define craft producers and processors to help them survive “the flood.”
Grades of cannabis, on-site consumption, and ever more “sea change” at the agency.
Agency leadership focused its first EMT work session on Enforcement and “operational consistency.”
Out-of-state tribal identification cards, an upcoming QA testing rules listening session, and the WSLCB’s internal legislative reports.
The Board reviewed failed legislative initiatives, commented on media coverage, and agreed to nix a tribal issue brewing at the Department of Revenue.
Agency leadership discussed the Enforcement restructuring bills (SB 5318 + HB 1237) and shared the next MJ Freeway Leaf traceability release is pushed to June 4th.
The Board approved draft rules which would coordinate public health messaging re: cannabis use during pregnancy and heard testimony suggesting WSLCB resource more important work than chasing after advertising complaints.
Change is afoot and felt by the Board, including rule changes supported by the Department of Health.
A new board interim policy was adopted and lots of news on testing labs – plus a public records bonus!