Listen and Learn Forum: Draft Conceptual Rules Regarding Marijuana Licensee True Party of Interest Rules – WAC 314-55-035

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March 5, 2020

Listen and Learn Forum: Draft Conceptual Rules Regarding Marijuana Licensee True Party of Interest Rules – WAC 314-55-035

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is hosting a Listen and Learn forum on draft conceptual rules regarding marijuana true party of interest regulations described in WAC 314-55-035.

Please join us on March 17, 2020, from 1:30 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. at our North Fork Cascade River Room (Room 109), located at 1025 Union Avenue SE, in downtown Olympia. You may also attend virtually via zoom

As you may recall, the Board began to consider revisions to existing marijuana true party of interest rules by initiating a formal rule inquiry under WSR 18-22-54 in October, 2018. Those efforts were extended by the passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 1794, concerning agreements between licensed marijuana businesses and other people and businesses, including royalty and licensing agreements relating to the use of intellectual property during the 2019 regular session of the Washington State legislature

During the summer, and into the fall and winter of 2019, WSLCB held multiple meetings with industry association representatives, licensees, and others to draft the conceptual rules we’ll be discussing during this Listen and Learn session. These conceptual draft rules reflect an engaged and inclusive developmental process that embodies not only WSLCB’s commitment to regulatory stability and consistency, but to listening to and learning from the input of licensees. They also represent a significant agency policy shift in the removal of the spousal vetting requirement.  

An agenda is attached to help you prepare. Please come prepared to offer feedback and suggestions regarding this new rule section and the draft conceptual rules.

If you wish to join us virtually, we’d like to offer the following reminders:

  • Virtual participation is in listen mode only. We are unable to accept comments through Webinar chat features, by email or through other messaging options while a meeting is in progress.
  • If you experience difficulty with audio or visual elements of virtual participation, please be patient.

Please remember that we are still in the developmental phase of rulemaking, and these are not proposed or final rules. To help you prepare for this listen/learn/contribute forum, please review the guidance document prepared for this and future forums.

Questions? Contact Kathy Hoffman at


To join the zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 701 029 7368


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