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

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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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New Washington State Cannabis rules starting soon.

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Are you ready for the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board rule changes going into effect later this week? There are a number of rule refinements coming into effect on December 1st as a result of legislative action in 2017 and 2018. It is important to understand how these changes could affect your operation.  (Recently…

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Mandatory pesticide testing is coming to Washington State

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Following the lead of other Adult Use markets like Oregon and Colorado, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is on track to create new rules that would implement pesticide and heavy metal testing for all marijuana product sold in the Washington marketplace. The public comment period for the rule making closed on Oct. 24th,…

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