Minors in Washington State Licensed Marijuana Producers/Processors Allowance Extended

WASHINGTON:  Due to daycare challenges, particularly in eastern Washington, and the dynamic and uncertain nature of the state’s response to COVID variants, the LCB is extending the limited allowance for minors in licensed marijuana producers and processor premises. The new expiration date is set for Oct. 31, 2021. The LCB will later review the expiration date to consider whether it should be again be extended.

 

Minors in Licensed Marijuana Producers/Processors

Effective until: Oct. 31, 2021

Due to the related COVID – 19 impacts, the LCB is temporarily relaxing enforcement of WAC 314-55-015 involving the prohibition of minors being present on premises of licensed marijuana producers/processors in limited circumstances. This temporary allowance is to accommodate families that have been impacted by school closures and daycare challenges.

Effective immediately the LCB will not enforce the provisions of WAC 314-55-015 for families who have children under the age of 16 on the licensed premises, so long as the following conditions are met:

  • The person under 16 years of age is a child or grandchild of the licensee,
  • The person under 16 years of age is not engaging in any work or act of employment for the licensed business,
  • The person under 16 years of age does not possess any products associated with the production, processing, or sales of marijuana,

This advisement covers only the licensed marijuana facility for producers and processor, and does not include or cover retail locations or transportation vehicles.

Hillsborough May Ease Marijuana Law For Juveniles

FLORIDA:  Hillsborough County is moving tentatively toward making possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil instead of criminal offense for minors.

The county’s Juvenile Justice Board agreed recently to appoint a subcommittee to study adding misdemeanor pot possession to a list of offenses eligible for civil citations. If all members of the committee agree, a pilot program will begin in public schools in late August.

Though only a partial step, the board’s decision to at least explore including drug offenses in the civil citation program contrasts sharply from the last time the issue came up and was opposed by the sheriff’s and state attorney’s offices.