WSLCB Adopts Emergency Rules Following Flavored Vapor Ban

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The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (Board) today adopted emergency rules consistent with the directives of Executive Order 19-03, dated September 27, 2019. On October 10, 2019, the Washington State Board of Health followed by issuing emergency rules that prohibited the sale of flavored vapor products by persons licensed under chapter 69.50 or 70.345 Read the full article…

WSLCB Issues Ban On Sale Of Flavored Vapor Products

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To:         Cannabis Licensees Fr:          Liquor and Cannabis Board Re:         Sale of Flavored Vapor Products is Prohibited –  Effective Oct. 10, 2019  This message is to follow up today’s Washington State Board of Health meeting where the Board of Health took action on Gov. Inslee’s Executive Order 19-03: Addressing the Vaping Use Public Health Crisis. Read the full article…

Leafly Announces Leafly Learn Online Education Platform for Training & Certifying Budtenders

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WASHINGTON: Leafly, the world’s leading cannabis resource, today announced Leafly Learn, an online education platform created to empower cannabis retail workers to serve customers with confidence. To celebrate, Leafly is hosting a 16-city tour across North America to bring Leafly Learn directly to budtenders. Leafly Learn and the Budtender Education Tour will teach budtenders about the science of cannabis and how Read the full article…

Washington Gov Inslee Issues Executive Order Changing How State Will Regulate Vaping Industry

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WASHINGTON: Gov. Jay Inslee announced an executive order at a Seattle press conference Friday that changes how agencies will regulate, monitor, and communicate about a variety of vaping products. Other state leaders, including Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Washington State Department of Health Secretary John Wiesman, joined him at the event. “We aren’t waiting for Big Tobacco to Read the full article…

WSLCB Announces Marijuana Packaging Listen And Learn Forum

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is hosting a day-long Listen and Learn forum concerning draft conceptual marijuana packaging and labeling rules (red-line version; non-red-line version). An agenda is attached to help you prepare. Please join us on Friday, October 11, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at our Headquarters Boardroom, located at 1025 Union Read the full article…

WSDA Reiterates Restrictions On The Use Of Hemp CBD As A Food Ingredient In Washington

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WASHINGTON: Recent federal and state legislative changes regarding hemp have generated many questions about cannabinoid extracts, like CBD, and whether or not they may be used as ingredients in food products. To be clear, CBD is not currently allowed as a food ingredient, under federal and state law.  These rules are specific to food processors and Read the full article…

WSLCB Issues Marijuana Packaging & Labeling: Rules And Process Update

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Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board sent this bulletin at 08/26/2019 09:45 AM PDT Dear Stakeholders: As you may know, we have been working on revisions to marijuana packaging and labeling rules. We filed a CR-101 on May 29, 2019, to consider two rule making petitions, further discuss the addition of board interim polices 05-2018, Read the full article…

Leafly Hires Kirk Beardsley As Chief Operating Officer

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WASHINGTON: Leafly, the world’s leading destination to help people discover, find and buy cannabis, today announced the hiring of Kirk Beardsley, an accomplished Fortune 500 retail executive, to the role of Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Beardsley will lead sales, marketing, and business innovation for Leafly. “Kirk’s track record of helping some of the world’s leading Read the full article…

Seattle Hempfest Threatened With Extinction By Travel Giant Expedia’s Denial Of Access

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Last minute denial of service road expected to negatively impact “Protestival” WASHINGTON: “The Seattle Hempfest is taking place this year but with an extreme burden that will be disruptive to waterfront businesses and locals in the area. Hempfest has made good faith efforts to negotiate solutions, but even the most modest accommodation has been rejected by Read the full article…

WSLCB Changes Reporting Requirements In Response To Leaf Traceability System Disruptions

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WASHINGTON: The Liquor and Cannabis Board this week took action to address challenges faced by cannabis licensees following the most recent software changes to the Leaf Traceability System. It is the Board’s intent to provide some reporting flexibility to facilitate licensees’ ability to comply with state laws and regulations in light of the challenges created by the Read the full article…