Cannabis board pauses review of edible items

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The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has announced that it will pause its marijuana edible product and label review for 30 days. During this time, the agency requested a coalition of industry organizations to formerly bring forward alternatives for the agency to consider. Coalition members have indicated that they will be meeting later this month to discuss their proposals.

Some industry members expressed concerns following a marijuana-infused candy presentation at a Oct. 3 meeting. A message was sent soon after clarifying the agency’s process for product and label review. Since the announcement, agency staff have had additional conversations with industry members and industry trade organizations that requested the WSLCB halt its product review and allow time for stakeholders to be heard. Specifically, a coalition of CORE, the Cannabis Alliance and Washington Cannabusiness Association together formally wrote the LCB requesting the same.

“In conversations with industry members, we agreed to pause the product and label review process to consider any alternative proposals from the industry,” said agency director Rick Garza.

Regardless of whether it accepts an alternative proposal for certain edible products, the

A webinar scheduled with licensees next week has been postponed until mid-November.

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