This week the Washington state House and Senate passed versions of a new hemp bill drafted in response to federal changes in hemp law. Our Cannabis Team is happy to have participated in drafting language that was incorporated directly into the bill related to requirements for seed sourcing, elimination of a four-mile buffer zone between cannabis and hemp production sites, and CBD. The vote to approve the revised bill was nearly unanimous (95 yeas, zero nays and three excused) and is expected to be signed immediately upon receipt by the Governor. Learn more about the bill here.
We look forward to working with the Washington State Department of Agriculture on adopting the regulations and in developing its new licensing and regulatory program, following the Governor signing the bill into law.