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Is Washington State Moving to Limit Canadian Investment in Marijuana Businesses?

Last week, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (the “LCB”) provided notice of a number of rule change proposals meant to implement 2017 legislative changes. Among these changes are clarifications as to who may invest in licensed marijuana businesses.… Read More

Want To Process Marijuana Edibles in Washington State? You’ll Need a WSDA License for That

Starting April 1, 2018, licensed marijuana processors that make Marijuana Infused Edible (“MIE”) products will be regulated by both the Washington State Department of Agriculture (“WSDA”) and the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“LCB”). All marijuana processors that make … Read More

Washington State’s Marijuana Industry Is Having Technical Difficulties, Please Stand By

Last week, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (the “LCB”) notified licensees that the state’s new traceability system – Leaf Data Systems was hacked. According to the LCB, a vulnerability in the program was exploited, which allowed an intruder … Read More

Sessions Rescinds Hands-Off Policy re Legalized Marijuana

Well the other shoe has finally dropped today – Sessions has rescinded the Cole Memo that barred federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states where marijuana is legal. The Cole Memo set forth the Obama Administration’s priorities in regard to … Read More

Recreational Marijuana Sales Commence in California, What Will This Mean for Marijuana Businesses in Washington State?

The big news for 2018 is the statewide legalization of marijuana in California. Adults in California can now legally grow up to 6 marijuana plants for personal use and possess up to one ounce of marijuana. The recently enacted Medicinal Read More

Washington State Releases Study But Fails To Make Final Recommendation on Recreational Marijuana Home Grows

When the Washington State Legislature passed its most recent marijuana regulatory bill, ESSB 5131, it directed the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (the “LCB”) to study options for legalizing recreational marijuana home grows. On November 29th, the LCB … Read More