Homegrow could be resurrected on the marijuana labeling bill, the courts have a high estimate to vacate misdemeanor possession convictions, and the WSLCB’s preferred enforcement restructuring bill moved ahead in the Senate.
The hemp bills, the lab accreditation bill, and the House version of the WSLCB enforcement reform bill made it out of their fiscal committees.
The Board’s concerns about the agency’s legislative program were heard + contentious enforcement and compliance reform bills SHB 1237 and SSB 5318 are moving.
The agency has a new Deputy Director and quite a few bills on their plate.
Observations on the evolution of a bill which would enable Washington farmers to participate in the federal hemp program authorized in the 2018 Farm Bill.
Members moved (some) cannabis bills out of committee as the first major session cutoff calendar deadline landed today.
A new board interim policy was adopted and lots of news on testing labs – plus a public records bonus!
The committee heard advocates for a Washington Cannabis Commission and passed bills to establish a hemp program, create new compensation structures, and shift lab accreditation to Ecology.