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Washington state regulators relax packaging requirements for cannabis-infused edibles

The new rules incorporate feedback from cannabis producers and processors, who said a year ago they were blindsided by a blanket ban on certain products believed to be appealing to children. The new rules give companies six months to comply with new packaging and labeling standards, which may not be noticeable to casual consumers of the legalized drug in Washington.

Washington reaches 1,000 winery licenses

Washington state’s wine industry reached a major milestone when it surpassed 1,000 active winery licenses recently. In the early 1980s there were only 20 wineries in the state.

Washington regulators ponder new vaping rules that mimic alcohol, marijuana regulations

The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board is proposing taking more steps to regulate the hundreds of retailers offering vapor products in the state. The rules are designed to make clearer the monetary penalties for selling to minors, failing to seek licensure from the state and offering products that containing an extract of cannabis.

Headaches, confusion as pot industry contends with lag in tracking software

Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board is working with a new software vendor to oversee a massive database that tracks every pot plant and product in the state. But the new system won’t be ready for about two months, and the old software provider refused to extend its contract, citing concerns about cybersecurity.

Pot ordinance tweak was fair play

Letting the denial stand could invite other businesses to suddenly become kid-oriented to block the opening of a pot shop.

Plan by state cannabis board employee to lease land near Deer Park for marijuana facility withdrawn

A businessman has formally withdrawn his application to build a marijuana growing and processing facility in Deer Park, prompting cheers from neighbors who had opposed the project. The state Liquor and Cannabis Board previously suspended a separate application process after it was revealed that the owner of the Deer Park property is also an employee of the agency – an apparent conflict of interest prohibited under state law.