To: Cannabis Licensees
Fr: Liquor and Cannabis Board
Re: Reactivation of Certain Allowances for Health and Safety Reasons
As you know, in June, Governor Inslee lifted most COVID-19 business restrictions put in place based on health and safety proclamations and/or Emergency Orders. In that directive, effective June 30, 2021, all business sectors were allowed to return to pre-pandemic capacity and operations, with limited exceptions.
In keeping with the Governor’s directive, several LCB-created allowances designed to support licensees expired on July 31, 2021, unless otherwise specified.
Since that time, the transmission of COVID-19 has increased dramatically due to the delta variant, especially among those who are not vaccinated. A statewide mask mandate and other health restrictions are also currently in place to combat transmission.
For public health and safety reasons, the LCB is reactivating certain cannabis-specific allowances. Effective immediately, these allowances will be in place until Oct. 31, 2021. The LCB will review these allowances in late October and decide whether they should be extended again.
Re-Activated Allowances Through Oct. 31, 2021:
- Cannabis Curbside Service
- Cannabis Retailers Giving Away Hand Sanitizer and Masks
- Cannabis Retail Walk-Up Windows
Earlier today, the LCB notified licensees that it had extended the following allowance until Oct. 31, 2021. This update does not change that allowance.
- Minors Present on Premises of Licensed Cannabis Producer/Processors to Support Families Impacted by School Closures
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board Action
Yesterday, during a regularly scheduled meeting, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board took the following action:
Adopted final rules (CR 103) to implement final rules for Cannabis License Applicant Background Checks. The rules take effect October 2, 2021.
Please contact Cannabis Policy and Rules Coordinator Jeff Kildahl at email@example.com any questions or concerns about this action.