The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is the primary adult use cannabis regulatory authority in the State of Washington. The executive agency, which also regulates alcohol, tobacco, and vapor products in Washington state, is overseen by a three member board appointed by the Governor to six-year terms. The Board holds regular public meetings and work sessions with stakeholders, makes policy and budget decisions, and adjudicates contested license applications and enforcement actions on licensees. Board members are also responsible for hiring the agency's Director, who manages day-to-day operations.
The team reviewed the first interagency meeting of the WSLCB’s Cannabis 2.0 project and assessed delays updating Washington State’s version of MJ Freeway’s Leaf Data Systems.
The Board adopted an interim policy on cannabinoid additives, heard a cannabis rulemaking timeline, and listened to public comment on the failings of the state traceability vendor, MJ Freeway.
The Board prepared to adopt a new interim policy on cannabinoid additives, discussed Cannabis 2.0, and reacted to Seattle Hempfest’s lawsuit.
Licensees should not expect to see the new release of Washington State’s version of MJ Freeway’s Leaf Data Systems this week.
A new packaging and labeling rulemaking project was initiated; a timeline for all open rulemaking projects was presented; and the Board heard calls to focus on medical cannabis and evidence-based rulemaking.
Details on the new packaging and labeling rulemaking project and the Board reacts to news that a high-profile Tier 1 producer/processor is leaving the market.
Hemp has sown new policy questions and an update on agency enforcement reform.
Industry stakeholders were not enthusiastic about a hypothetical laboratory license.
Washington State gets a new version of MJ Freeway Leaf Data Systems + two listening sessions on a proposed marijuana lab license controlled by WSLCB.
Are you ready for another round of cannabis packaging and labeling changes?