Washington Cannabis Regulators Meet with CORE to Discuss Possible Gummy Ban

The Washington State Liquor and Control Board (WSLCB) will hold a caucus meeting today at which Brooke Davies, from the Cannabis Organization of Retail Establishments (CORE) will provide an industry presentation on edibles. The industry participation at this meeting is imperative as the staff of the WSLCB has indicated that it will review edible products as a part of the implementation of the new packaging and labeling rules that are effective on January 1, 2019 to ensure that they are not attractive to children. The WSLCB is performing this review as a result of concerns about marijuana infused candies that were raised by stakeholders and the public. Washington’s current rules, and generally rules in most states, prohibit the sale of edibles that could be attractive to children including products such as dummies, lollipops or other brightly colored candy.