WSR 16-13-092
[Filed June 15, 2016, 3:00 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Washington state liquor and cannabis board (WSLCB) is considering rule changes to establish a warning symbol for placement on marijuana products.
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: Concerns have been raised about the risk of accidental consumption of marijuana products by children and ways for adults that have overconsumed marijuana products to contact the Washington Poison Center when experiencing adverse effects. The WSLCB is considering adopting a warning symbol to deter accidental consumption of marijuana products by children and to provide emergency services contact information in cases of accidental exposure or overconsumption. Labeling requirements may also require adjustments or clarification to ensure that consumers and children are properly notified that products contain THC.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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.
June 15, 2016
Jane Rushford