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

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 no rule language is offered at this stage of the process. The CR 101 and an explanatory statement for this rule making accompany this notice.

The Liquor and Cannabis Board encourages you to give input on the subject of these potential changes.  Following the comment period, the agency will send out and publish the proposed rules, establish a comment period on the proposed rules, and hold a public hearing before the rules are adopted.

This notice can be found at lcb.wa.gov/laws/laws-and-rules under Proposed Rules.

 

What’s The Status Of Alaska’s Rules On Cannabis Concentrates?

ALASKA:  Well, Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board has released the third package of proposed regulations and held meetings in Anchorage on Monday and Tuesday. Regulators heard feedback and discussed the rules taking shape for Alaska’s legal cannabis industry. Today, we’ll look at a question related to some of those rules under development.

“Fishboy from Juneau” asks: “Will extracts like BHO (Butane Hash Oil) and shatter be available for us Alaskans? What do the laws look like surrounding concentrates?”

It appears at this point that, yes, concentrates like those will be available for Alaskans once the licenses to produce, test and sell them are granted. But some discussion remains before the final rules take shape, and no one’s been licensed yet. As we’ve learned previously, home production of concentrates for personal use is restricted in several localities to non-solvent-based extraction methods that lack the potential for fire or explosion, so recreational consumers will have to wait for the legal availability of the sophisticated products Fishboy identifies.