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Published on Friday, February 13, 2015

LCB issues emergency revisions to recreational marijuana rules

Earlier this week the Liquor Control Board (LCB) issued emergency rules with the Code Reviser’s office to revise current recreational marijuana rules. These revisions included:

  • WAC 314-55-017 – Conditional sales prohibited. Some licensees are engaging in the practice of conditional sale or “bundling.” Bundling occurs, for example, when a customer purchases a lighter for $20 which includes the purchase of 1 gram of marijuana for two dollars to avoid paying the requisite taxes on the marijuana. This practice is now prohibited and the selling price of marijuana products must be indicative of their true value without any other products or services.
  • WAC 314-55-018 Prohibited practices – Money advances–Contracts–Gifts–Rebates, etc. Further defines practices that licensees are prohibited from engaging in.
  • Amended WAC 314-55-077 – Marijuana processor license and the requirements and fees related to a marijuana processor license. Further revisions were made regarding marijuana infused edible packaging and labeling.
    • Requires marijuana-infused edible solids with more than one serving to have each serving individually packaged in child proof packaging within the outer package.
    • Requires marijuana-infused edible liquids with more than one serving to include a measuring device in the package.
    • Added brightly colored products to the list of products especially appealing to children.

The rules took effect February 11, 2015 and will expire June 11, 2015.

Categories: Marijuana