Aug. 27- Sept. 2, 2019 Dispensary Compliance Updates
By Brittany Radice
In Alaska, proposedordinance No. AO 2019-103would put a ballot proposition on the April 2020 municipal election on whether or not to allowon-site consumptionof marijuana at retail establishments. An assembly work session was held on Friday seeking public comment and input.
In California, BCC Chief Lori Ajax calledWeedmaps's announcementthat it would restrict its platform to only licensed businesses "a step forward for the legal California cannabis industry." A law firm representing several clients in the cannabis industry is urging Weedmaps toset a datefor its promised crackdown on unlicensed retailers advertising on the website.
The CDTFAreported that marijuana excise taxesbrought in $74.2 million in revenue during the second quarter of 2019, while the cultivation tax generated $22.6 million.
The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has received approval from Governor Kevin Stitt onemergency rulesthat will update current regulations and establish new license categories in accordance with statutory modifications made during the 2019 legislative session. New forms and applications will be available on the OMMA website beginning August 30th. New emergency rules will be effective on September 14th.
Washington state banned thecommercial sale of food and beverages containing CBD, sticking closely to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy. The FDA currently stipulates that the cannabinoid cannot be an ingredient in the food supply, and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) posted similar restrictions this month.
Anew board interim policywas adopted to extend the deadline for retailers to “sell down” products with packaging or labeling approved under the previous system. Under the new policy, retailers have until January 1st, 2021 to sell down products “subject to the five prior” BIPs. Retailers in possession of any products “on or after January 1st of 2021 may return them to a licensed processor consistent with WAC 314-55-077 or dispose of the products consistent with WAC 314-55-079(13), and 314-55-097.”
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