Washington State Task Force on Marijuana Odor


The Washington State Task Force on Marijuana Odor was established during the 2020 legislative session as a budget proviso in SB 6168. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) was required to convene the task force for the purpose of reporting its findings and making recommendations to the Governor and Legislature on the following issues: the available and most appropriate ways or methods to mitigate, mask, conceal, or otherwise address marijuana odors and emissions and the potentially harmful impact of marijuana odors and emissions on people who live, work, or are located in close proximity to a marijuana production or processing facility, including but not limited to: (a) filtering systems; (b) natural odor masking mechanisms or odor concealing mechanisms; (c) zoning and land use controls and regulations; and (d) changes to state laws and regulations including, but not limited to, laws and regulations related to nuisance and public health. The Governor was responsible for appointing 7 members to the task force.