Washington Regulators Extend Edible Packaging and Labeling Compliance Date to January 1, 2020

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) adopted a second revised Interim Policy that extends the date for submission of edible packaging and labeling for approval from June 1, 2019 to January 1, 2020. The Interim Policy provides cannabis businesses with the details and requirements for phasing in the new packaging and labeling requirements. The Board provided the phased in approach so that firms could deplete existing inventory that is often purchased in bulk in order to reduce costs.