Washington LCB Notice of Rule Making – Pre-proposal – #17-04: Producer Tier Structure

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has entered into the initial stage of rulemaking (CR 101) to consider rule changes in Chapter 314-55 related to the producer tier structure and potentially allowing producers to hold an interest in more than one license. The CR 101 is the initial notification of potential rule making and Read the full article…

Washington LCB To Increase Number Of Retail Marijuana Stores Following Analysis Of Marketplace

“The legislation will further concentrate retail marijuana stores in low income and working class neighborhoods, and, more often than not, minority neighborhoods.”

WASHINGTON: Following an analysis of the entire marijuana marketplace in Washington State, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) today heard a recommendation from staff to increase the number of retail marijuana stores from the current cap of 334 to a new cap of 556. The methodology for the cap will be part of Read the full article…

18 Washington Stores Caught Selling Marijuana To Minors

Stings caught three of 10 licensed marijuana stores in Pierce County and two of eight in Thurston County selling to minors.

WASHINGTON:  Stings caught three of 10 licensed marijuana stores in Pierce County and two of eight in Thurston County selling to minors, state regulators say. The state Liquor Control Board said it found a higher rate of compliance statewide: 88 percent, with 18 of 157 stores open at the time selling weed to customers younger Read the full article…

Overhaul Of Marijuana Taxation Goes To Washington Governor

Recreational marijuana buyers would pay a flat 37 percent pot tax, plus sales tax, under a proposal headed to the desk of Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

WASHINGTON:  Recreational marijuana buyers would pay a flat 37 percent pot tax, plus sales tax, under a proposal headed to the desk of Washington Governor Jay Inslee. The measure easily cleared the state Senate Saturday after passing the House Friday. It would eliminate the three-tier tax system approved by Washington voters in 2012. Instead, consumers would Read the full article…

Meet Washington State’s Official New Liquor And Cannabis Board

WASHINGTON: Big changes are coming to the state Liquor Control Board, including a name change.The same law that will change the Liquor Control Board’s name July 24 to the “Liquor and Cannabis Board” also directed the agency to decide which unlicensed medical-marijuana shops and grow operations to legitimize by July 1, 2016.The process will involve a Read the full article…

Oldest, Best Behaved Medical Marijuana Shops Most Likely To Get Licensed

The WSLCB must decide which unlicensed medical-marijuana shops and grow operations to legitimize and which ones must close by July 1, 2016.

WASHINGTON:  Washington marijuana regulators have a big job ahead of them, and replacing officers’ badges, shirts and caps with ones that read “Liquor and Cannabis Board” is the least of it. The same law that will change the Liquor Control Board’s name July 24 directs the agency to decide which unlicensed medical-marijuana shops and grow Read the full article…