Out-of-state corporate investment is “at the edge of the dam” and Russ Hauge wants to define craft producers and processors to help them survive “the flood.”
Bills that address budtender penalties, intellectual property, and lab accreditation are still moving in the legislature.
Three timely takeaways show truth can be stranger than fiction when it comes to the Washington State Legislature.
The state’s new hemp program continues to move forward and two medical cannabis bills also received lawmaker attention.
House committees heard testimony on SB 5605 to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions and recommended a new version of SB 5318 to reform WSLCB enforcement powers.
Grades of cannabis, on-site consumption, and ever more “sea change” at the agency.
Agency leadership focused its first EMT work session on Enforcement and “operational consistency.”
The speedier second half of the legislative session began in earnest this week, with public hearings on cannabis intellectual property, labs, WSLCB reform, and labeling.