The Washington State Legislature’s 2020 regular session is proceeding, and we will be covering bills as they develop. You can see Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Wednesday, February 19 was the house of origin cutoff, meaning generally that bills need to have passed out of their house of origin (House or Senate)

The Washington State Legislature’s 2020 regular session is proceeding, and we will be covering new bills as they develop. You can see Part 1 here.

Some Important Updates

SB 6393, the companion bill to HB 2361 that we discussed last week, passed out of the Senate Committee on Labor & Commerce by

The Washington state legislature is currently in session, and legislators have introduced numerous bills relating to the cannabis industry. While it is too early to know which bills will advance and which will not, below is a summary of two noteworthy bills generating buzz that was discussed last month in the Washington State House Commerce

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) regulations for issuing retail cannabis licenses prohibit, among other things, a retail cannabis business within 1000 feet of the “perimeter of the grounds” of a school. In Top Cat Enterprises, LLC v. City of Arlington, a retail cannabis license recipient sought to move from Marysville, which had

Join the World Law Group for an upcoming webinar on vaping and the legal issues related to the current controversy in the U.S. and anticipated developments in Europe—all WLG members, lawyers and clients are welcome to join us on November 19, 2019, from 8 – 9 a.m. PST,.

The webinar will focus on legal issues,

Last week, federal Judge Marsha Pechman sent an ominous signal regarding the enforceability of cannabis contracts by issuing an Order to Show Cause, in which the parties have to show why the court should not dismiss the case. If the parties cannot show cause under the Order, the case will be dismissed based on the

As we discussed last week, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) released their interim final rules for hemp manufacturing, and those rules were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, October 31. Hemp growers should note the rules on testing within the 0.3% limit that dictate whether the produced crop is classified as

On October 29th the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) released draft rules for hemp manufacturing and the state regulatory programs that oversee the industry with a press release. These rules will become effective when published in the Federal Register on Thursday, upon which a 60-day public comment period shall begin. At 161 pages

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) often moves slow with rulemaking (we’re still waiting on rules for SB 5318, which was signed into law in May and went into effect in July), but occasionally they move fast. As I reported last week, on October 9 the Washington State Department of Health