OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board today announced that it will pause its marijuana edible product and label review for 30 days.
Last week, the board said it would reverse its approval of marijuana-infused candies because the often brightly colored treats are “especially appealing to children.”
If the reversal was to take place, it would effectively end the sale of most marijuana candy in the state.
However, the Liquor and Cannabis Board says some industry members expressed concerns following the announcement.
Now, the agency has requested a coalition of industry organizations to formerly bring forward alternatives for it to consider.
Since the announcement, agency staff have had additional conversations with industry members and industry trade organizations that requested the WSLCB halt its product review and allow time for stakeholders to be heard. Specifically, a coalition of CORE, the Cannabis Alliance and Washington Cannabusiness Association together formally wrote the LCB requesting the same.
“In conversations with industry members, we agreed to pause the product and label review process to consider any alternative proposals from the industry,” said agency director Rick Garza
Regardless of whether it accepts an alternative proposal for certain edible products, the LCB says it will continue its practice of not allowing any product that it deems “especially appealing to children” to enter the marketplace.
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