WSR 20-15-043
[Filed July 8, 2020, 2:58 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 314-55-020 Marijuana license qualifications and application processLicensing change requests, the Washington state liquor and cannabis board (board) is considering a rule amendment to establish a certificate of compliance for marijuana business premises consistent with SSB 6206, (chapter 154, Laws of 2020).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 69.50.342, 69.50.345; SSB 6206 (chapter 154, Laws of 2020).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SSB 6206 amended RCW 69.50.331 to create a certificate of compliance for marijuana business premises. The amendment requires the board to issue a certificate of compliance for a marijuana business applicant's premises, if the premises met the statutory buffer zone requirements at the time the application was filed. The certificate allows the licensee to operate the business at the proposed location notwithstanding a later occurring, otherwise disqualifying factor.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Casey Schaufler, P.O. Box 43100, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-664-1760, fax 360-664-9689, email, website
July 8, 2020
Jane Rushford