The Washington State Liquor Control Board filed emergency rules with the Code Reviser’s Office to revise current recreational marijuana rules by defining, consultant, intermediate product, paraphernalia, and selling price. In addition to the definitions two new WAC’s were created, and one amended, to address current issues in the marketplace:
- WAC 314-55-017 Conditional sales prohibited. It has come to our attention that some licensees are engaging in the practice of conditional sale or “bundling” where for example a customer purchases a lighter for $20 which includes the purchase of 1 gram of marijuana for two dollars to avoid paying the requisite taxes on the marijuana. This practice is now prohibited and the selling price of marijuana products must be indicative of their true value without any other products or services.
- WAC 314-55-018 Prohibited practices—Money advances—Contracts—Gifts—Rebates, etc. Further defines practices that licensees are prohibited from engaging in.
- Amended WAC 314-55-077 What is a marijuana processor license and what are the requirements and fees related to a marijuana processor license? For public safety reasons further revisions were made to this WAC regarding marijuana infused edible packaging and labeling. Specifically:
o Requires marijuana-infused edible solids with more than one serving to have each serving individually packaged in child proof packaging within the outer package.
o Requires marijuana-infused edible liquids with more than one serving to include a measuring device in the package.
o Added brightly colored products to the list of products especially appealing to children.
The board approved emergency rules for WAC 314-55-010, WAC 314-55-017, WAC 314-55-018, and WAC 314-55-077. The rules become effective today, February 11, 2015, and expire June 11, 2015.