Effective April 1, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Food Safety Program will have regulatory authority over Marijuana Infused Edible (MIE) Processors. This change means that MIE Processors will need an additional new state endorsement to ensure the MIE operations meet sanitary processing requirements.
BEGINNING MARCH 29:
If you are a licensed MIE Processor — you must take the following action:
- Apply for a new WSDA MIE license endorsement under your business license.
- Applications are submitted through the Department of Revenue Business Licensing Service
- Remit the annual fee of $895 with your application
- The licensing process must be complete by April 30, 2018
- Maintain your current Marijuana Processor license and meet all WSLCB licensing requirements
- Be prepared for more frequent inspections from the WSDA’s Food Safety Program as they enforce state sanitary standards
- WSDA Letter dated March 19 sent to MIE Processors
- WSDA MIE Website
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