WSLCB cancelled their board meeting but would meet in caucus; the Cannabis Science Task Force would convene; and the Sunshine Committee would review public records exemptions.
16 of 29 federally-recognized tribes in Washington had established cannabis compacts with the State as the WSLCB reviewed revisions to its government-to-government consultation policy.
During a quiet week for cannabis-related policymaking in Washington state, we began to glimpse the outlines of the frequent WSLCB COVID-19 Legal/Policy/Rules meetings.
Approval of a cannabis compact with the Snoqualmie Tribe revealed possible tensions with the neighboring City, two comments were heard on TPI, and a prevention advocate raised concerns.
Another WSLCB staffer prepared to depart, proposed quality control testing rules would be revised, and the cannabis social equity and marijuana odor task forces began to take shape.
WSLCB was scheduled to host a caucus and board meeting - but both would likely be remote even though the Governor authorized limited in-person public meetings for phase 3 counties.
The Chelan County hemp moratorium was back, the Cannabis Science Task Force was prepared to convene, and WSLCB might be ready to speak with software integrators again.
Council members adopted a resolution to reserve the City’s remaining two cannabis retail licenses for “social equity applicants” and ask the State for eight additional retail licenses.
The Board carried out planned rulemaking actions, learned the true party of interest rulemaking project may be further delayed, and honored the resignation of their long-time policy researcher.
The Chelan County Community Development Department postponed their request for discussion and action regarding a “hemp moratorium” during Tuesday morning’s board meeting of the Chelan County Commissioners.