WSR 16-09-117
[Filed April 20, 2016, 11:21 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Washington state liquor and cannabis board (WSLCB) is considering rules relating to marijuana production, laboratory standards, marijuana testing requirements, and quality assurance rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 69.50.342 and 69.50.345.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WSLCB has identified several topic areas where improvements are needed in rules, including in marijuana production, marijuana testing requirements, laboratory standards, quality assurance, and related rules. This rule making is intended to enhance and improve rules relating to these topics, as well as ensure accurate testing requirements and laboratory practices to promote safety in the regulated marijuana industry for consumers.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: WSLCB will work with the Washington department of health, Washington department of agriculture, and Washington department of ecology as necessary and to provide input and expertise.
Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the discussions formulating this rule change by contacting or sending written comments to the agency staff listed below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Joanna Eide, Policy and Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080,, (360) 664-1622, fax (360) 664-9689.
April 20, 2016
Jane Rushford