The legislature asked the agency to explore “varying the marijuana excise tax rate based on product potency” and will be assisted by a broad spectrum of voices and BOTEC Analysis.
Proposed revisions to cannabis penalties will likely be shared this week in addition to regularly scheduled agency meetings.
Retailers gained a 6-month extension to their deadline enabling sales of cannabis products in formerly-compliant packaging through January 1, 2021.
The Board prepared for its road trip to Bothell, learned about pyrethrins, and inserted itself into a process of legal interpretation occurring in the Enforcement division.
Ecology lights up the Cannabis Science Task Force, the Board meets in Bothell, WSLCB’s taxation by potency workgroup convenes, plus a QA listen and learn forum.
The Board reviewed stakeholder meetings on agency rulemaking projects and considered how to on-board an economist.
The WSLCB was open to new approaches to regulating Washington state’s cannabis supply chain besides “seed-to-sale” traceability.
The PNW gears up for Seattle HEMPFEST starting Friday through the weekend.
Agency leadership discussed the Regulators Roundtable, progress on restructuring the Enforcement Division, and preparations for the legislative session.
The Board heard a rulemaking update and public testimony on the burdens of compliance with the new packaging and labeling rules, traceability, and retail in Centralia.