WSR 16-17-149
[Filed August 24, 2016, 10:36 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Washington state liquor and cannabis board (WSLCB) is considering rules to implement the marijuana research license established in RCW 69.50.372 and as amended during the 2016 legislative session.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 69.50.342, 69.50.345, and 69.50.372.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rule changes are needed to implement the marijuana research licenses established by RCW 69.50.372. Changes to RCW 69.50.372 were passed during the 2016 legislative session making it possible for WSLCB to proceed with implementing the new license. RCW 69.50.372 gives WSLCB authority to adopt rules related to the implementation of the marijuana research license in RCW 69.50.372(5), including application requirements and administrative provisions relating to the license. These rules are needed to fully implement and issue the license.
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.
August 24, 2016
Jane Rushford