Washington to Issue Formal Gummy Recommendation In November

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) announced that it will pubish its formal recommendations for marijuana-infused edible products on November 28, 2018. The WSLCB adopted new packaging and labeling requirements that go into effect on January 1, 2019. The staff of the WSLCB gave a presentation during an October 3, 2018 meeting, which outlined an approach for determining whether certain edible products such as gummies should be deemed attractive to children and rejected. The WSLCB granted the industry’s request for a 30-day time out until recommendations and public input could be provided. The staff has indicated that it will be prepared to present formal recommendations as it has received the industry’s recommendations and public intput.