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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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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