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WASHINGTON: LCB Board Action: Cannabis (Marijuana) Quality Control Testing (CR-103 Permanent Rule Making for WAC 314-55-101, WAC 314-55-102, and WAC 314-55-1025)

On March 2, during a regularly scheduled meeting, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) took the following action:

Cannabis-related action: Permanent Rule Making

Approved a rule-making order (CR 103) regarding cannabis (marijuana) quality control testing. These rules require all cannabis (marijuana) products produced, processed and sold in Washington State to be tested for pesticides, and allows the LCB to conduct randomized or investigation-driven testing of cannabis products for heavy metals.

Although these rules go into effect on April 2, 2022, the LCB will allow a transitional time period for a current product sell-down period. During this time, post-harvest marijuana products that do not comply with these updated testing requirements may be sold, distributed or both within a reasonable period of time to be determined by the Board. The Board will announce details of this transitional time by April 2, 2022.

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Concise Explanatory Statement

Attachment A—Public Comment

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CR-103 filed as WSR 22-06-097 on March 2, 2022

Questions?

Contact Jeff Kildahl, Cannabis Policy and Rules Coordinator, at [email protected]

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