Officials are proposing an overhaul of the state's cannabis rules, with plans for boosting minority ownership, home deliveries of medical marijuana, and letting the smallest growers increase in size.
Pesticides aren't caught and loopholes are huge. Things are so bad that the state just punted oversight to a different agency.
Cannabis farmers markets were common during Washington state’s medical-only days, before patients and customers were pushed into state-licensed stores.
Regulators announced a major change to the way they view cannabis-infused edible products, effectively banning all hard candies, fruit chews, and gummies.
Washington state cannabis regulators now say a “security incident” enabled unauthorized access to the state’s cannabis-tracking system.
Industry members are complaining that the new tracking system, Leaf Data, is riddled with bugs that have disrupted business operations.
If legal homegrow comes to Washington state anytime soon—and that’s still a big if—it’s likely to be very, very tightly regulated.
With US Attorney General Jeff Sessions already critical of the state's cannabis program, failure of its track-and-trace monitoring could be devastating.
Washington cannabis regulators lifted a policy limiting cannabis businesses to a single production license—a change that could spark a flurry of mergers and acquisitions.