Summary: Washington

Washington State Department of Agriculture

Pesticide and Fertilizer Use for the Production of Marijuana in Washington (August 20, 2018)
Washington state updated the list of pesticides that can be used in marijuana cultivation.

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Quality Assurance Testing and Product Requirements (August 8, 2018)
n this rulemaking, the WSLCB will consider the following topics for potential changes including lot and batch sizes; fields of testing and pass/fail level adjustments; potency testing requirements; pesticide testing requirements for all cannabis products; heavy metals testing requirements; sample deduction requirements; general testing rule adjustments; product, THC serving limits, and packaging requirements; and other related rule changes that may be necessary or advisable.k here to edit.

Summary: Oregon

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Notice of Proposed Rule Making:  The Rules Define Marijuana Registrant's Responsibility to Use the Cannabis Tracking System (July 31, 2018)
Medical registrants will not be required to track their grows more closely in the Cannabis Tracking System.

OLCC Approves Rules on Revoking Marijuana Worker Permits and Harvest Notifications (July 26, 2018)
he OLCC approved rules to revoke the Marijuana Worker Permit of any permittee that deliberately sold marijuana to a minor, and includes a series of steps to prevent the sale of marijuana to minors.  Also, OLCC adopted a rule to require producers to provide advance notice of harvesting a cannabis crop.

Recreational Marijuana Program:  Compliance Education Bulletin (Bulletin CE 2018-05:  July 16, 2018)
This week OLCC will begin issuing warnings based on Metrc data that shows clear violations of sales and testing rules. All inventory and activity must be reconciled in Metrc, Oregon’s Cannabis Tracking System(CTS), every day.  Misrepresentation of Metrc data is a Category III violation, which can result in a 10-day suspension of your license or a $1,650 fine; intentional misrepresentation of data or violations of sales and testing rules can result in a Category I violation, which could result in a revocation of your license.

Oregon Health Authority

Draft Rules Division 7 & 8 Labeling Clean Up (August 14, 2018)
Proposed clean up changes that are intended to address the authority of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to adopt labeling rules.

Draft Testing Rules (August 3, 2018)

Medical Marijuana Information Bulletin 2018-06: OMMP inspecting small-scale grow sites claiming exemption from tracking system; Inspectors to shorten advance notice before inspection to one day (August 1, 2018)
In August, Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) inspectors will inspect grow sites that reduced the number of patients designated to be grown for at their locations to fewer than three.  Growers growing for less than three patients are not legally required to use the Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) administered by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Failure to cooperate with an inspection include civil penalties of up to $500 per day and may also result in formal action against a PRMG registration, including revocation.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:  Medical Marijuana updates related to Grow Site Administrators, Cannabis Tracking System and SB 1544 implementation (June 13, 2018)
Rules for a Grow Site Administrator who is responsible for using the Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) are being permanently adopted. These rules clarify requirements for implementation and use of CTS for qualifying grow sites.

Summary: Oklahoma

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority

Draft Rule Language for the Food Safety Standards Board

Food Safety Standards Board Recommendations (August 15)

Potential Statute Change Recommendations (August 8, 2018)

Emergency Rules for Implementation (August 6, 2018)

Summary: Michigan

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Edible Marihuana Products (August 17, 2018)
The bulletin outlines a list of edible marihuana products that may be produced under the MMFLA.  The bulletin also indicates that only a processor may produce an edible marihuana product that does not need refrigeration for safety.

Banned Pesticide Active Ingredient List (August 15, 2018)
Bulletin contains the list of pesticide active ingredients that are forbidden to be used in the cultivation of Marijuana. Use of unauthorized pesticide active ingredients and failed pesticide chemical tests will be referred to the LARA-BMMR Enforcement Section for investigation and inspection. This may result in sanctions, including, but not limited to, license denial, limitation, fines, revocation, suspension, nonrenewal, administrative holds, and orders to cease operations.

Safety Compliance Facility Information (August 15, 2018)
Published guidelines for licensed safety compliance facilities.  The guidance provides detailed information on the regulatory expectations for sampling including collection, preparation, forwarding sample to primary or retesting safety compliance facility, quality assurance / quality control, education / training of samplers, auditing checklists and safety tests and limits.  Firms will need to establish procedures, training, and books and records to satisfy the regulatory requirements

THCA Chrystals and Diamonds (August 10, 2018)
The Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation's Emergency rules requires processors to ensure that the process and systems used for the extraction of cannabis oils is performed using approved and listed equipment.  Applicants and licensed processors performing unapproved extraction methods, including the unapproved method for creating THCA Crystals / Diamonds will be referred to the LARA-BMRR Enforcement Section for investigation and inspection.

MOISHA Medical Marijuana Industry Fact Sheet
The MOISHA Fact Sheet provides an overview of the safety and health risks that may be present in the cultivation, processing and sale of marijuana.  These risks can be identified by using the Safety and Health Management System that used 5 core elements including management commitment and planning, employee involvement, safety and health training, worksite analysis and hazard prevention and control.  

30 Day Transition Period (July 17, 2018)
Emergency Rule 20 allows for a transition period of 30 calendar days during which marihuana product can be entered into the statewide monitoring system to ensure statewide tracking. These 30 days begin on the day a state operating license is issued to a licensee for the first time (the only exception is for additional licenses issued to the same license holder for a stacked license after a first license has already been issued).

LARA Director Approves Eleven New Debilitating Medical Conditions For Michigan Medical Marihuana Patients,4601,7-154-79571-472399--,00.html

Summary: Colorado

Colorado Department of Revenue:  Marijuana Enforcement Division

Industry Wide Bulletin: 18-10 Re: HB 18-1259  Implementation (August 7, 2018)
The General Assembly amended Colorado Medical Marijuana Code, and the Colorado Retail Marijuana Code to allow, under certain conditions, Optional Premises Cultivation Operations, Medical Marijuana‐Infused Product Manufacturers, Retail Marijuana Cultivation Facilities, and Retail Marijuana Product Manufacturing Facilities to provide samples of marijuana to managers employed by the licensee for purposes of quality control/product development.

Medical Marijuana Rules (July 9, 2018)
Working group convened to discuss redlined Medical Marijuana Rules related to Intended-Use Categories and Non-Conforming Products

Proposed Permanent Medical Marijuana Rules (July 20, 2018)
The Marijuana enforcement division is holding a series of working groups to review and receive comments on the permanent medical marijuana rules.

Proposed Permanent Retail Marijuana Rules (July 20, 2018)
The Marijuana enforcement division is holding a series of working groups to review and receive comments on the permanent retail marijuana rules.

Summary: California

Cannabis Controls Appeals Panel

Draft Appeals Procedures (Comment period closes October15, 2018)

California Bureau of Cannabis Control

Disciplinary Guidelines (July 13, 2018)–-Disciplinary-Guidelines-July-2018.pdf

Summary of Proposed Regulatory Changes (July 13, 2018)
A summary of proposed changes to the regulations for distributors, retailers, microbusinesses, cannabis events and testing laboratories.

Division 42.  Bureau of Cannabis Control (Proposed Permanent Regulations, July 13, 2018)
Proposed permanent regulations for distributors, retailers, microbusinesses, cannabis events and testing laboratories

Cannibas Waste Management Procedures (July 13, 2018)–-Forms.pdf
Template for Microbusinesses to capture the Cannabis Waste Management Procedures associated for each of its commercial cannabis activity.

California Department of Public Health

Summary of Proposed Changes:  Regulations for Cannabis Manufacturing (July 13, 2018)
A summary of proposed changes to the regulations for cannabis manufacturing.

Chapter 13. Manufactured Cannabis Safety (Proposed Permanent Regulations, July 13, 2018)
Proposed permanent regulations for commercial cannabis manufacturing.

California Department of Food and Agriculture

Initial Statement of Reasons (July 13, 2018)
Issued the statement of reasons for proposing new regulations that will govern commercial cannabis cultivation, and permit the conversion of existing cultivation businesses or establish new cultivation sites as licensed California businesses.

Division 8.  Cannabis Cultivation (Proposed Permanent Regulations, July 13, 2018)
Proposed permanent regulations for commercial cannabis cultivation.