WA NORML 2017 State of the Session Report (Part 2)

M. Bailey Hirschburg is a long time advocate of justice reform with expertise in drug policy and a focus on marijuana law. He is director of Thurston County NORML and was the south sound volunteer organizer for 2012's Initiative 502 which legalized and regulated adult marijuana use statewide.

What we lobbied for, What we got, and Will we be able to do it again? By Bailey Hirschburg WASHINGTON: For the first time Washington NORML had a regular lobbyist in Olympia this year. The truth is NORML has almost always been staffed by volunteer activists. That’s what I was, at a NORML chapter in Read the full article…

WA NORML 2017 State Of The Session Report

State of the Session

By Bailey Hirschburg While the special session called by Gov. Jay Inslee wrapped up on July 20th, the majority of Washington NORML’s lobby work was completed in early May. The best summary of our WA NORML’s legislative impact and agenda process is that it was appropriately ambitious. While several goals, personal cultivation for adults and Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice Of Board Action: Allows Person/Entity To Possess Up To 3 Producer Licensees

The annual march of migrant marijuana workers has occurred for years throughout the pot-rich North Coast, from Sonoma County to the Oregon border and beyond during the traditional fall cannabis harvest season

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has rescinded Board Interim Policy BIP-02-2014 which limited persons or entities to interest in one (1) producer license, reverting to allowing a person or entity to hold an interest in up to three (3) producer licenses as provided in WAC 314-55-075.   What does this mean?   Persons Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice Of Rule Making: Pesticide Emergency Rules #17-18

wslcb approves emergency pesticide rules

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board filed Emergency Rules with the Code Reviser’s Office for Chapter 314-55 WAC. The board approved refiling emergency rules for WAC 314-55-108, Pesticide action levels to continue requirements until permanent rules become effective. The rules become effective today, August 9, 2017, and expire when permanent rules take effect on August 31, Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice of Board Action: Withdrawal of Producers Licenses And Tiers CR-102

medical marijuana

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board took action today and withdrew the proposed rules (CR-102) for the Producers Licenses and Tiers rule-making filed as WSR 17-12-116. The Board has determined not to proceed with consideration of the proposed rules as drafted at this time. The Board will continue to evaluate the industry and Read the full article…

Washington AG Ferguson Statement On Sessions Letter

“Any action from the Department of Justice short of allowing our well-regulated, voter-approved system to continue is unacceptable. I will continue to defend the will of Washington voters.”

WASHINGTON:  In response to a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding Washington’s marijuana regulations, Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement: “I was disappointed by Attorney General Sessions’ letter, which relies on incomplete, inaccurate and out-of-date information on the status of Washington’s marijuana regulations. I’m also disappointed that he has yet to accept my repeated Read the full article…

MJBA Calendar Of Events August, September & October 2017

Those getting into the marijuana industry today are getting a leg up on the growing wave of competition. The New York Times recently covered the industry that is now receiving financial backing from several networks of investors that are ready to plunge millions into the industry.

Join The Marijuana Business Association At These Upcoming Events   AUGUST 18-19-20: Seattle Hempfest, Seattle, Washington. MJBA is once again a proud sponsor, and exhibitor at Seattle Hempfest, the world’s largest and most important hemp Protestival. MJBA Founder Dave Rheins, Curved Papers CEO Michael OʼMalley, Mosaic Insurance Chief Norm Ives, Buddy’s Myles Kahn and many other MJBA members will Read the full article…

WSDA BAN: Azatrol Hydro Botanical Insecticide Not Allowed For Use On Marijuana in Washington

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has adopted rules establishing the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot (IHRP) in Washington state.

WASHINGTON:  Until further notice, Azatrol Hydro Botanical Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 2217-836) and Gordon’s Professional Turf & Ornamental Products Azatrol EC Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 2217-836) are no longer allowed for use on marijuana in Washington. Information received from the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and subsequent analysis of these pesticide products by Washington State Department Read the full article…

WSLCB 2017 Legislative Fact Sheets Now Available

Persons or entities may hold interests in up to three (3) producer licenses.

WASHINGTON: Fact sheets detailing new alcohol and marijuana related laws from the 2017 legislative session are now available on the Liquor and Cannabis Board’s website. Where available/relevant the fact sheets also contain information about the agency’s process to implement these changes. If you have additional questions please contact Customer Serviceat (360) 664-1600. 2017 Legislation E2SHB 1351 – Read the full article…

WSLCB Seeks Input On New Cannabis Advertising Rules

WSLC B proposes new pot shop signage regs

NOTICE OF RULE MAKING – Pre-proposal – #17-14 WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has entered into the initial stage of rule making (CR 101) to consider rule changes in Chapter 314-55 related to advertising. Rule changes are needed as a result of changes to advertising requirements in law due to the passage Read the full article…