PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LIQUOR AND CANNABIS
[Filed November 28, 2018, 11:00 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Washington state liquor and cannabis board (WSLCB) is considering changes to WAC 314-55-086 related to the mandatory signs a marijuana licensee must post on a licensed premise.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 69.50.342
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Packaging and labeling rules were recently amended, and the new rules will be effective January 1, 2019. The amendments removed specific label warnings concerning use of marijuana during pregnancy. Because this is no longer a labeling requirement, WAC 314-55-086 must be amended to clarify, update and coordinate marijuana signage to assure consistent, coordinated consumer messaging regarding the use of marijuana during pregnancy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: WSLCB will coordinate with the Washington state department of health 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 Katherine Hoffman, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-664-1622, fax 360-664-9689, email Rules@lcb.wa.gov, web site lcb.wa.gov.
November 28, 2018