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Washington cannabis regulator approves new rules for marijuana candy

Good News Edible Fans: Washington State will not ban pot-infused candies and gummies after all. But there are some changes to come to candy. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board concluded a Wednesday policy that limits the colors and shapes that edibles may have, but does not ban candy-infested candies as a former policy. As expected, the new rules provide that the pot companies avoid bright colors, instead, work with a "standard pantone color book that sets the list of colors and specified ranges in these colors" for both product and packaging. There will also be boundaries for the forms, with the exception of things like non-profit collaborations or naturally occurring colors. WSLCB said that the official color list and other materials will be available in January. Forward of its formal announcement, LCB launched a note that reviewed the process in recent months, including draft policy decisions describing the proposed regulations. The document also describes the implementation of the policy that LCB expects to take about 10 months when the new requirements are adopted and standard operational procedures are in place. During that time, dealers would have nine months to sell from existing inventory. Everything remaining after that time (provided it does not expire and meets the new rules) should be allowed remarketing and resale. Currently, LCB expects all edible manufacturers to submit their products for approval in January 2020. This is a step to organizations like the Washington CannaBusiness Association, one of the handful trade groups in the…

Good News Edible Fans: Washington State will not ban pot-infused candies and gummies after all. But there are some changes to come to candy.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board concluded a Wednesday policy that limits the colors and shapes that edibles may have, but does not ban candy-infested candies as a former policy.

As expected, the new rules provide that the pot companies avoid bright colors, instead, work with a “standard pantone color book that sets the list of colors and specified ranges in these colors” for both product and packaging.

There will also be boundaries for the forms, with the exception of things like non-profit collaborations or naturally occurring colors.

WSLCB said that the official color list and other materials will be available in January.

Forward of its formal announcement, LCB launched a note that reviewed the process in recent months, including draft policy decisions describing the proposed regulations. The document also describes the implementation of the policy that LCB expects to take about 10 months when the new requirements are adopted and standard operational procedures are in place.

During that time, dealers would have nine months to sell from existing inventory. Everything remaining after that time (provided it does not expire and meets the new rules) should be allowed remarketing and resale.

Currently, LCB expects all edible manufacturers to submit their products for approval in January 2020.

This is a step to organizations like the Washington CannaBusiness Association, one of the handful trade groups in the state that opposed the state’s efforts against candy .

“We applaud the Liquor and Cannabis Board for their careful reassessment of their announcement earlier this year about cannabis-infected edibles,” said Vicki Christophersen, CEO of the Washington CannaBusiness Association, in a statement earlier this month.

“Agency’s new interim policy decisions , informed by the involvement of bipartisan elected leaders and regulated industry representatives, provides an open review and approval process for secure, quality controlled products for adult and medical use. Your goal is to support the long-term profitability of our state’s cannabis market while keeping cannabis out of the minds. “

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