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.
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
- WSLCB - Alcohol Advisory Council
- WSLCB - Board Caucus
- WSLCB - Board Meeting
- WSLCB - Cannabis Advisory Council
- WSLCB - COVID - Incident Command
- WSLCB - COVID - Legal/Policy/Rules Meeting
- WSLCB - Deliberative Dialogue
- WSLCB - Engagement
- WSLCB - Engagement - BIPOC
- WSLCB - Executive Management Team
- WSLCB - Focus Group
- WSLCB - Integrator Work Session
- WSLCB - Internal
- WSLCB - Listen and Learn Forum
- WSLCB - Special Board Caucus
- WSLCB - Special Board Meeting
- WSLCB - Traceability Advisory Committee
- WSLCB - Tribal Advisory Council
- WSLCB - Webinar
- WSLCB - Work Group - Cannabis Penalties
- WSLCB - Work Group - Cannabis Potency Tax
- WSLCB - Work Group - Healthy Youth Survey
- WSLCB - Work Group - Traceability 2.0
- WSLCB - Work Group - True Party of Interest
- WSLCB - Work Group - Voluntary Compliance Program
- WSLCB - World Cafe
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The Week Ahead (March 20, 2023)
During the last full week before the opposite house policy committee cutoff on Wednesday March 29th, legislators would consider all 14 cannabis-related bills that remained clearly active.
WA House RSG - Committee Meeting (March 14, 2023) - SB 5080 - Public Hearing
Legislators asked for additional information during testimony on a bill to expand the social equity program before an unscheduled WSLCB panel joined the hearing to field questions.
WA Legislature - Update (March 16, 2023)
After renewing focus in policy committees, legislators announced plans to address the majority of active cannabis legislation the following week and begin work on the operating budget.
WA Legislature - Update (March 15, 2023)
Legislators heard two cannabis bills on Tuesday on pre-employment testing for cannabis use and social equity, and would presumably not be moving two bills out of the Senate Rules x-file.
WA House RSG - Committee Meeting (March 13, 2023) - SB 5367 - Public Hearing
Committee members heard testimony in favor, opposed, and ‘other’ while seeking suggestions on THC levels for hemp products after the Senate decided any amount of THC was too much.
WSLCB - Executive Management Team (March 8, 2023) - Summary
The timeline before WSLCB expected to issue social equity licenses was made more clear, and leadership lauded a consumer advocate for engaging on education and social use policies.
WA Legislature - Update (March 14, 2023)
Representatives got an earful about the WSLCB THC bill on Monday, and planned to take up social equity and pre-employment cannabis testing legislation on Tuesday.
The Week Ahead (March 13, 2023)
Following the house of origin cutoff, 15 cannabis-related bills remained clearly active - but attention would be absorbed by uncertain ambitions around the WSLCB THC bill.
WA Legislature - Update (March 10, 2023)
Three policy committees heard cannabis related bills, hosted a work session on the 20 year study of I-502, and began confirming gubernatorial appointments of WSLCB board members.
WSLCB - Board Caucus (March 7, 2023) - Canopy Interpretation
After changes were not broadly supported by industry stakeholders, staff proposed ending cannabis canopy rulemaking in favor of an interpretive statement, leading to questions from the board.