WSR 17-07-036
[Filed March 8, 2017, 11:31 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Washington state liquor and cannabis board (WSLCB) is considering rule changes related to the tier structure for licensed marijuana producers and the number of producer licenses a person or business entity may have an interest in.
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 heard concerns from smaller producers that they are unable to grow their business due to being limited to no more than two thousand square feet of marijuana, and an interest for licensees to hold an interest in more than one producer license. Initially, WSLCB rules stated that a person or business entity may hold interest in up to three producer licenses, which was later limited to interest in only one license due to the high volume of producer license applications received. WSLCB is considering adjustments to the tier structure of producer licenses and potentially allowing interests in more than one producer license as part of this rule making. Other changes related to producer license rules may be considered as part of this rule making.
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.
March 8, 2017
Jane Rushford