Washington state’s short legislative session begins today while the regulatory cadence at the WSLCB and Ecology continues apace.
The Board was treated to a sweeping survey of the agency’s prevention and public health efforts before a swift public hearing on the Cannabis Penalties rulemaking project.
The Board discussed the medical cannabis patient registry, reviewed allegations of unjust treatment from members of Black Excellence in Cannabis, and heard a rulemaking update.
Returning from holidaze, the WSLCB, SBOH, and WSDA were all scheduled to convene public events – and Cannabis Observer hosts its first weekly meetup for the legislative session.
Agency leadership learned about the Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) which provides perspective on alcohol, cannabis, and vapor product use by Washington children in grades 6-12.
On Thursday, software integrators will learn about WSLCB’s resolutions for the new year as regards traceability vendor MJ Freeway of Akerna.
No meetings this week, Happy Holidaze!
The Council focused on agency and member legislative goals for the 2020 session, and heard an update on WSLCB activity mitigating the vapor associated lung injury health scare.
The Board adopted new PAL rules which go into effect January 1st and tier 1 producer canopy was primed for expansion in 2020.
The Board prepared to open rulemaking to expand tier 1 canopy, finalize the latest round of packaging and labeling rules, and sign a cannabis compact with the Nisqually Indian Tribe.