Although the bill was scheduled for executive session during the WA House COG Tuesday committee meeting, SB 6057 was not moved.
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.
LBRC hosted a second committee meeting on Tuesday afternoon during which members considered amendments to, and passage of, HB 2870.
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.
The House passed HB 2870 - "Allowing additional marijuana retail licenses for social equity purposes."
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.
Agency leadership heard a briefing on cannabis-related legislation still active and otherwise, including both agency requests and bills introduced by other stakeholders.