WSLCB Action re: Vitamin E Acetate, Cannabis Quarantine

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March 31, 2021

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board Action

Today, during a regularly scheduled meeting, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board took the following action:

Approved a preproposal statement of inquiry (CR 101) to consider rule amendments that would allow the Board to take disciplinary action against any licensed marijuana processor or retailer failing to comply with the provisions of WAC 246-80-021, concerning the sale of vitamin E acetate. These amendments would update current emergency rules requiring the same compliance, but authorized under WSLCB authority. No other amendments or revisions to WAC 314-55-077 or WAC 314-55-079 are being considered at this time.


Rescinded Board Interim Policy (BIP) 03-2018 regarding temporary suspension of 24-hour “quarantine” for marijuana licensees prior to transferring product, referring specifically to WAC 314-55-083(40(g) and (f) as they existed in rule at that time. BIP 03-2018 was designed to be rescinded upon adoption of rules to implement the policy. 

On October 31, 2018, the Board adopted several revisions to chapter 314-55 WAC, including revisions to WAC 314-55-083. These were filed with the Code Reviser as WSR 18-22-055. Specifically, WAC 314-55-083(4)(g) and (h) were completely removed from the subsection, as was any reference to a 24-hour “quarantine” period. The rules became effective on December 1, 2018. As a result, BIP 03-2018 is no longer necessary