Washington Issues Enforcement Bulletin on Delta-8 Rules

delta-8 rules

Delta-8 THC is being produced across the country from hemp CBD. While many see it as a legal loophole and opportunity, regulators continue to crack down in many states. The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board has recently issued a policy statement outlawing the conversion of CBD to delta-8 or delta-9 by state licensees. The sale…

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Cannabis Compliance is much more than Traceability

Cannabis compliance can be overwhelming. As a highly regulated industry, the burden on business owners can be too much. But exactly what does compliance mean? Are you doing enough? To fully protect your business, you should have a compliance program that understands all the regulations you must comply with, not just traceability. Business Compliance All…

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Wildfire Smoke Brings New Rules for Cannabis and Hemp

In another move affecting hemp and cannabis producers, Washington has filed an emergency set of rules for protecting workers from wildfire smoke. As drought and high temperatures persist in the western United States, large wildfires regularly create smoke that presents a hazard to workers. Labor and Industries (L&I) is following California’s lead in making permanent…

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COVID Cannabis Allowances Ending Soon in Washington: UPDATED

Curbside Cannabis Pickup

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis (WSLCB) board recently sent out a bulletin announcing that most COVID cannabis allowances would be ending on July 31, 2021. These include curbside pickup, allowing staff children at farms, and walk-up windows. When COVID lockdowns began more than a year ago cannabis was deemed an essential service. The WSLCB…

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Cannabis and Hemp affected by Emergency Heat Exposure Rules

Much of the western United States has been experiencing record heat this summer prompting emergency rules for workplace safety. Extreme heat has become more and more common. This is leading western states to develop permanent rules to better protect workers. In the meantime, both Oregon and Washington have instituted emergency rules to provide immediate additional…

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Protecting Cannabis Workers During COVID-19

Many states with medical or adult use cannabis have designated those stores as an essential service, allowing cannabis retail and medical dispensaries to stay open during the coronavirus restrictions. This puts cannabis workers on the front lines of this crisis across the country. How can you protect them, your customers, and your business during the…

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