WSR 17-03-072
[Filed January 11, 2017, 1:00 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Washington state liquor and cannabis board (WSLCB) is considering rule changes related to packaging and labeling, accompanying materials, warning statements, and other related rule changes.
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: Revisions are needed for rules related to packaging and labeling of marijuana products that seek to improve label clarity and readability, promote public health and safety regarding the use of marijuana products, reduce the risk of marijuana poisonings, and better educate consumers, including streamlining and clarifying accompanying materials. Changes will be proposed to clarify, streamline, and make necessary changes to packaging and labeling rules, rules related to warnings, and may address servings and transaction limits adjustments, definitions, and other related rule changes. Both substantive and technical changes will be part of this rule-making effort.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: WSLCB may consult with the Washington state department of health and the Washington state department of agriculture as needed.
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.
January 11, 2017
Jane Rushford