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Why are marijuana regulations designed to protect the public not enforced?


Photo: Noexcuseradio; Edited: LW/TO


– Editor’s note:
Why is Thurston County’s White Star on a Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) marijuana retail applicants list when they are a Tier 3 Producer & Processor, since the WSLCB clearly states having all three licenses is not permitted: producer, processor, and retailer? Thurston County’s White Star has been a Tier 3 Producer & Processor since April 2016.


– The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board’s (WSLCB) 2017 website under “FAQs on Marijuana”:
* What is a license?
The law creates three separate tiers: marijuana producer, marijuana processor, and marijuana retailer…

* Can I hold all three license types?
Having all three licenses is not permitted. A licensee may hold both a producer and a processor license simultaneously. The initiative does not allow a producer/processor to also be a retailer…

* Under the header “Marijuana Licensing FAQs:”
Am I able to apply for a retail license since I am a producer and/or processor? Am I able to have a relative apply?
This is known as “Vertical integration” and is not allowed. You cannot hold a producer/processor and retailer license. If another entity or relative holds a retail license, and you are a producer and/or processor, you may not take profits, make business decisions, be a true party of interest, or have any financial gain/interest in their business…


– The Facts
* A WSLCB alphabetical listing showing Thurston County’s White Star as a marijuana retail applicant.
Read more


* Yet White Star is Tier 3 Producer & Processor since April 2016 in Thurston County.
Click here for that document.

Posted by Steve on August 18, 2018 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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