The legislature is getting more creative in its handling of cannabis-related bills and budget provisos as the close of the regular session approaches on March 12th.
SB 6057 (the “wholesale discounts” bill) and SB 6206 (the “location compliance” bill) were both heard in the House on Monday – but only one was subsequently advanced.
The Board reviewed open agency rulemaking projects and learned new information about WSDA’s prospective organic-equivalent Certified Cannabis program.
Senators heard and moved both WSLCB agency request bills, HB 2826 on marijuana vapor products and HB 2870 on social equity in the cannabis industry.
The City hosted a town hall format event to gather feedback from communities impacted by the war on drugs while providing details on municipal and state equity efforts including HB 2870.
7 cannabis-related bills remained in motion as the Washington State House and Senate began considering opposite chamber bills prior to Friday’s policy committee cutoff.
On Tuesday, Senators passed three cannabis-related bills late in the evening on the day before the house of origin cutoff: SB 6057, SB 6206, and SB 5867. All proceed to the House.
11 cannabis-related bills remain active approaching Wednesday’s house of origin cutoff, and the City of Seattle hosts a forum on “Cannabis Equity in Our Community” on Saturday.