The text of this article was originally published in the June 2019 edition of the Argent Communications Group’s Cannabis Law and Regulation Reporter. It is reprinted here with permission. WASHINGTON SENATE BILL LOOKS TO EDUCATION AND COMPLIANCE OVER PUNISHMENT FOR CANNABIS RETAILERS WHO RUN AFOUL OF STATE’S REGULATORY STRUCTURE Compliance with Washington State’s regulatory structure…

This article first appeared in The Stranger, written by Lester Black.  Ten Washington Lawmakers Claim Liquor and Cannabis Board Has a “Toxic Culture” The bipartisan group is calling on Governor Inslee to rescind the nomination of an agency board member. Washington’s weed regulator is in hot water after a bipartisan group of ten state lawmakers…

A bipartisan bill aimed at “reforming the compliance and enforcement provisions for marijuana licensees” in Washington passed through committee with a “Do Pass” recommendation. HB 1237-S has yet to be scheduled for a vote. If it does pass in its current form, it will usher in sweeping enforcement and penalty changes for Washington’s legal cannabis…

Washington’s official traceability license with BioTrack is over, but its replacement, MJ Freeway, won’t go-live until January 2018 Written by Ammon J. Ford, Attorney at Gleam Law, PLLC.  Washington’s cannabis industry was thrown for a loop when the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) announced it would be getting rid of the previously established seed-to-sale…

WSLCB Rescinds Interim Policy Restricting Producer Licenses Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner at Gleam Law, PLLC.  The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) rescinded interim policy BIP-02-2014 last week. This move overturns more than three years of cannabis licensing president. In effect, rescinding BIP-02-2014 enables an entity or its principals to…

Two New Cannabis Laws Signed By Gov. Inslee Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner at Gleam Law, PLLC.  Governor Inslee recently signed two new laws concerning cannabis.  The first, HB 1462, aims to make the cannabis edibles business just another boring food business by subjecting it to general food regulations under the Washington…