WSR 18-01-058
[Filed December 13, 2017, 11:10 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Cannabis production and canopy rules in chapter 314-55 WAC.
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: The Washington state liquor and cannabis board (WSLCB) is considering rule changes regarding cannabis production canopy as it relates to supply and demand for cannabis within Washington state. Rule change proposals will address how WSLCB may adjust canopy amounts to keep pace with demand for cannabis products (increases or decreases) should adjustments become necessary. Current rule, WAC 314-55-075 (7) and (8), includes some provisions for reductions in individual canopy or for exceeding all canopy, but does not address other instances where canopy adjustments may be advisable or required, including any increases. Rule proposals will provide conditions and parameters for additional canopy adjustments.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
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, 3000 Pacific Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-664-1622, fax 360-664-9689, TTY 711 or 1-800-833-6388, email, web site
December 13, 2017
Jane Rushford