Washington

Washington Legislature Passes Bill to Implement Hemp Licensing Program

Washington’s Legislature passed a bill that creates a hemp licensing and regulatory program that is required to implement the 2018 Farm Bill. The Department of Agriculture (DOA) is responsible for implementing rules establishing the hemp production licensing regime by June 2019. Businesses that are already licensed under the industrial hemp research program can transfer over into the new program. Businesses will continue to operate under the current research program if the DOA is not able to meet the June 2019 deadline.

The legislation charges with DOA with developing standards for creating hemp extracts that is intended for consumption, and the production of nonhemp food in accordance with state and federal regulations. The Department of Agricultural and the Liquor and Cannabis Board to establish policies and buffers that would prevent the cross pollination of marijuana and hemp. The bill requires the policy to provide preference to the producer that was first to grow, and require the second to cease operations.

Washington Legislature Passes Intellectual Property Licensing Agreement Bill

The Washington Legislature passed bill HB 1794 to expand the ability of cannabis businesses to enter into intellectual property agreements for trademarked goods or services. The bill will become law if it is signed by Governor Islee. The new law would allow parties to enter into exclusivity arrangements, receive royalty payments up to 10% of gross sales, and employ quality control measures to ensure the brand’s integrity.

Businesses entering into a marijuana licensing agreement must disclose the arrangement to the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board and comply with recordkeeping requirements. Businesses licensing intellectual property that comply with the terms of the agreement are exempt from qualifying for a marijuana business license.

Free Cannabis Legislative Tracker For 20 States: Access THC, Hemp And CBD Bills

Access our free legislative trackers for Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah and Washington. Review and access the cannabis & hemp bills introduced by the State Legislatures in the 2019-2020 session. The trackers include a summary description of the legislation, status and link to the full legislative text. The legislative trackers will be updated on a weekly basis.

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board First Year Canopy Survey with Surprising Results

Surprising, at least to us, almost 1/3 of the licensees had no canopy, meaning no square footage in live plant production.

Another surprise, the survey team consistently observed less active canopy than what was licensed.

The reason?

Washington State licensees said:

  1. It is expensive to develop canopy space,

  2. Market prices for cannabis have been consistently declining,

  3. Access to capital investment is problematic, and

  4. The traceability transition has been difficult.

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Tier 1 – Less than two thousand square feet; Tier 2 – Two thousand square feet up to ten thousand square feet;  Tier 3 – Ten thousand square feet up to thirty thousand square feet.

Tier 1 – Less than two thousand square feet;
Tier 2 – Two thousand square feet up to ten thousand square feet;
Tier 3 – Ten thousand square feet up to thirty thousand square feet.

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Free Cannabis Legislative Tracker For 20 States: Access THC, Hemp And CBD Bills

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Free Cannabis Legislative Tracker For 20 States: Access 440 THC, Hemp And CBD Bills

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Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 02/25/2019: 22 Meetings Today in California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Washington

There are twenty-two (22) meetings today in California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Washington. The big meeting today is in Colorado. Colorado’s House Finance Committee will hold a hearing on a bill that will allow publicly traded companies to own licensed cannabis companies.

California: City Of Redding: Rezoning Application For Cannabis Cultivation And Manufacturing
California: San Francisco Small Business Commission: Cannabis Event Legislation
Colorado Legislature: House Finance: HB19-1090 Publicly Licensed Marijuana Companies

Colorado: City Of Salida: Conditional Use For Industrial Hemp Propogation
Florida: City Of Sarasota: Proposed Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Massachusetts: City Of Adams: Site Plan Approval For Retail Marijuana Facility
Massachusetts: City Of Braintree: Bylaws To Regulate Adult Use Marijuana Establishment
Massachusetts: City Of Bridgewater: Community Outreach Meeting: Cultivator License
Massachusetts: City Of Brockton: Regulations And Taxation Of Marijuana
Massachusetts: City Of Carlisle: Amendment To Zoning Bylaws Relating To Marijuana Establishments
Massachusetts: Town Of Lunenburg: Amendments To Code To Add Recreational Marijuana
Massachusetts: Town Of Millville: Special Permit Review: Cannabis Establishment
Massachusetts: City Of Pittsfield: Community Outreach Meeting: Cannaibs Manufacturing And Retail
Massachusetts: City Of Springfield: The Committee On Marijuana Regulations
Massachusetts: Town Of Shrewsbury: Appeal Of Retail Marijuana Establishment
Massachusetts: City Of Swansea: Community Outreach Meeting: Product Manufacturer Establishment

Massachusetts: City Of Waltham: Amend Zoning Code For Non-Medical Marijuana Establishments
Michigan: Amber Township: Public Hearing On Prohibition Of Marijuana Establishments
Michigan: Green Lake Township Planning: Special Use Permit For Medical Marihuana Growers
Michigan: City Of Owosso: Medical Marihuana Business Requirements
Michigan: Saugatuck Township: Regulate Medical Marijuana  And Prohibit Recreational Marihuana
Washington: City Of Olympia: Conversion Of Auto Sales Building Into A Marijuana Retail Store

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