PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LIQUOR AND CANNABIS
[Filed May 11, 2022, 12:00 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 314-55-010 Definitions, and WAC 314-55-560 Evaluation of additives, solvents, ingredients or compounds used in the production of cannabis products. The Washington state liquor and cannabis board (WSLCB) is considering creating new, amending, or repealing existing rule sections as necessary to identify and further define terms including, but not limited to, additives, solvents, ingredients, compounds, or concentrates used in the production or processing of cannabis products. Additional revisions may be considered where appropriate.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The production and processing of cannabis products may involve the use of potentially harmful additives, solvents, ingredients, compounds, or concentrates. Rules are needed to further define these additives, solvents, ingredients, compounds, or concentrates used in the production or processing of cannabis products that pose or may pose a risk to public health or youth access.
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 Robert DeSpain, Policy and Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-664-4519, fax 360-704-5027, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website lcb.wa.gov.
Additional comments: Interested persons can participate in the rule[-making] process through open public meetings and by submitting written comments, and are encouraged to sign up for the interested parties list (GovDelivery) at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WALCB/subscriber/new. Rule-making notices and stakeholder engagement opportunities will be emailed via GovDelivery and posted to the WSLCB website at lcb.wa.gov.
May 11, 2022