WSR 16-15-035
[Filed July 13, 2016, 1:06 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Washington state liquor and cannabis board (WSLCB) is considering rule changes for technical and other housekeeping changes to chapter 314-55 WAC, as well as other rule changes identified as necessary by WSLCB or requested by licensees.
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: Rule changes are needed as the result of recent changes to the marijuana industry and to ensure clarity, accuracy, and functionality of marijuana rules. Rules should be accurate and efficient. Several areas of chapter 314-55 WAC have been identified as needing improvements or adjustments as a result of feedback from staff, other state agencies, members of the public, and marijuana licensees. These rule changes will be aimed at ensuring proper understanding of requirements, simplifying requirements, and enforceability of rules while balancing the needs of the maturing marijuana industry and the businesses within it.
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.
July 13, 2016
Jane Rushford