Washington Cannabis Manufacturers: Are You Importing CBD Products on December 1st? What You Need to Know.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) approved a rule that will allow cannabis producers and processors to import CBD additives that contain 0.3% or less of THC from non-licensed sources starting December 1st. Opening up the market will increase competition in the growing CBD product space. Licensees who are importing CBD product should develop operating procedures to ensure compliance with the new regulatory requirements including entering the CBD product into the inventory tracking system and segregating the CBD until it has been appropriately tested. During today’s monthly meeting, WSLCB staff members sought tougher enforcement penalties in response to the increase in the number of processors and producers that are failing to enter inventory into the seed-to-sale tracking system.