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…

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has rescinded Board Interim Policy BIP-02-2014 which limited persons or entities to interest in one (1) producer license, reverting to allowing a person or entity to hold an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…

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…

Registration Open For WSLCB Research License Education Events

I-502 applicants at WSLCB Workshop in Seattle,WA.

WASHINGTON:  Interested parties who would like to participate in the upcoming Research License education events will need to register in advance to ensure that there is enough space for everyone to attend. Space is limited to 75 participants at each event. There will also be a livestream of the Shoreline event via Periscope for those who Read the full article…

WSLCB Issues Changes to Marijuana Advertising Laws

WSLCB issues new advertising regulations

WASHINGTON: Effective July 23, 2017, marijuana licensees will see changes and additional advertising restrictions, mainly around signage and billboards. These changes come from the passage of ESSB 5131 during the legislative session. The LCB will follow with additional communication regarding potential clarifying rulemaking, however, we wanted to make licensees aware so that they can comply with Read the full article…

Pacific Century Holdings Announces $50 Million Real Estate Investment Fund For The Cannabis Industry

PCH invests in real estate fund for WA cannabis industry

WASHINGTON: Pacific Century Holdings Inc., a strategic partner for legalized cannabis operators and investors, today announced the opening of a $50 million real estate investment fund, PCH Fund 1, an investment vehicle capitalizing upon the scarcity of real estate assets for the cannabis industry. The cannabis industry is poised for significant growth but continues to Read the full article…

Franwell and METRC Withdrawal Proposal; MJ Freeway Is Washington’s New Marijuana Traceability Software

MJ Freeway wins WSLCB seed to sale contract

Attention Licensees: The below message was sent yesterday by Deputy Director Peter Antolin to licensees who had written to the Board and staff regarding the marijuana traceability Apparent Successful Vendor and RFID tags. WASHINGTON: The WSLCB will not require RFID as part of the marijuana traceability project. It’s Request for Proposal (RFP) was clear that the Read the full article…