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Washington Gov. Signs Two New Marijuana Bills into Law

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HB 1462 and HB 1250 were signed into law by Governor Inslee. HB 1462 requires edibles to follow the state’s general food regulations. HB 1250 allows the sale of lockboxes to store marijuana products in.

Marijuana edibles will be regulated as food, Gleam Law reports. All edibles must follow Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) and Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) guidelines. The law takes effect on April 1, 2018.

Other points of HB 1462 include:

  • Business license endorsement fee of $895
  • WSDA to notify WSLCB of violations – determine consequence for violation
  • Annual food processor business license endorsement required for all edibles producers
  • Penalties may be given for regulatory violations
  • Marijuana isn’t an “adulterant” in food items if it’s produced in compliance with state law

HB 1250 can donate or sell the lockboxes. Customers are not allowed to be asked for a donation or be required to make a minimum purchase for the lockboxes. Lockboxes maybe accepted as a donation by marijuana retailers. The donation cannot be from another licensed marijuana-related business. The boxes can’t be sold for less than they were purchased for.