Proposed Amendments to I-502 Marijuana / Cannabis Spark Debate

Debates heat up as Washington State lawmakers work to clarify and balance the laws governing the production, distribution and sale of marijuana/cannabis within the state. In an effort to balance regulation and sanctions between growers and resellers, amendments have been drafted, proposed … and scrutinized. The fairness of the law, namely the destruction of inventory as a penalty for infractions, is being questioned by some. 

JDSA's Lindsey Weidenbach, who is well-versed in this area of law and helps many clients with issues pertaining to I-502, was interviewed for a recent article in Cannabis Business TimesWA Liquor & Cannabis Board spokeseperson Mikhail Carpenter and Washington-based grower Gene Flynn also comment in the article.

The full draft amendments can be reviewed here. After a public hearing February 10, and review of comments, the WSLCB is asked to adopt the proposed rules, which, if it does, will then take effect March 24, 2016.