Board members had an executive session on litigation against the agency, heard about progress towards implementing a retail license forfeiture program, and discussed a recent trip to Washington D.C. which included WSLCB leadership.
The Deputy Director surveyed ongoing projects and the Board reviewed the packaging and labeling public hearing and 2017 omnibus cannabis legislation.
Without a quorum, the Board could not take action on some rulemaking, though a public hearing on packaging and labeling rules went ahead and a former board member spoke during public comment about 'white labeling.'
Members were prepared for rulemaking at the Board's next public meeting and discussed the limits of support for the legal cannabis industry versus promotion of specific trade groups and businesses.
Staff explained developments around traceability and WSLCB Enforcement's draft policy on administrative visits to licensees.
Licensing provided recommendations for retailers in ban and moratorium areas and detailed license forfeiture rules.
Staff prepared the Board for a temporary suspension of the 24-hour quarantine period and brought members up to speed on legislative activity.