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…

Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board Extends Interim Packaging and Labeling Requirements

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) extended Board Interim Policies 5,7,8,9,10-2018 regarding Packaging and Labeling requirements to July 1, 2020. The WSCLB began a rule development project on May 29, 2019 to redesign packaging and labeling rules (View CR-101 and Issue Paper). This comprehensive rule overhaul project, designed to reduce the complexity, and increase readability of the Read the full article…

Leafly Hires Veteran Product Executive Leslie Grandy As Chief Product 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 Leslie Grandy, a veteran product executive experienced in global markets, to the role of Chief Product Officer. As CPO, Grandy will lead product development for Leafly’s array of consumer and business products. “Leslie is a seasoned technology Read the full article…

Washington: WSLCB Issues Advertising Warning Requirements For All Cannabis Products

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Marijuana Producers, Processors and Retailers Bulletin No 19-02 Date: May 31, 2019 To: Industry Members From: Matt McCallum, Enforcement Advertising Coordinator Subject:Warnings required on text message advertising Text message advertising is required to follow the advertising warning requirements like any other general marijuana advertisement. WAC 314-55-155(6) states that except for outdoor advertising, all advertising must contain the following Read the full article…

WSLCB Issues New Mandatory Warning Sign For All Cannabis Retailers

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) announced Thursday, May 2, that a new, mandatory sign must be posted in all licensed establishments effective June 1(view the bulletin: Notice May 2). LCB and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) created the mandatory warning sign to educate the public about the harms of cannabis use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Read the full article…

Washington Industrial Hemp Bill Signed Into Law 

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WASHINGTON: A bill from state Sen. Doug Ericksen that gets the state into the hemp business was signed into law Friday, raising the possibility that some Washington farmers may be able to plant a new cash crop during the current growing season. Senate Bill 5276 got final approval from the Legislature Wednesday, and became law Friday with Read the full article…

WSLCB Certified Heavy Metal Testing Lab Active

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WASHINGTON: Effective April 11, 2019, a lab has been certified by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) to provide heavy metal testing on cannabis products. WSLCB Certified Heavy Metal Testing Lab Medicine Creek Analytics 3700 Pacific Hwy E. #400 Fife, WA 98424   The Department of Health has rescinded the emergency rule, filed January Read the full article…

Washington State Year One Canopy Report Available Online

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WASHINGTON:  The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board Year One Canopy Report is now available on the LCB website. The Year One Canopy Report was completed to reflect the results of a canopy survey. The canopy survey was developed at the request of LCB board members in the fall of 2017. The Canopy Project focused on the collection of relevant Read the full article…

WSDA Releases Updated List Of Pesticides Allowed For Use In Marijuana Production

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has recently updated the list of pesticides that are allowed for use in marijuana production in Washington State, based on criteria previously established by WSDA. The WSDA has added 12 pesticides to the list of allowable products, and has removed 15 pesticides because the registrations for their Read the full article…