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Published on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Rules for marijuana implementation delayed after statewide hearings held by LCB

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) is announcing changes to the timeline for marijuana industry implementation according to a recent press release. Originally, the proposed rules for producing, processing and retail sales of marijuana were to be adopted on August 14. The rules were scheduled to take effect September 16, also the day the LCB would start taking applications for the three licenses. The new timeline shows the rules will be adopted on September 4 and entertaining license applications will open for a 30 day period, November 18 – December 18.

The reason for the delay is based on the input regarding the proposed rules received from last week’s five public hearings held across the state. The changes include language limiting the amount of product a single marijuana business can produce, and further identifying the total amount of product that a licensee can have on hand.

AWC actively participated in discussions with the Board, testified at the Olympia hearing and submitted comments that provided constructive input on the proposed rules. A copy of this letter can be found here on AWC website.

Categories: Marijuana