Some regulations are site-specific
The design and location of your intended project can significantly influence the viability of your marijuana growing or processing operation. For example, marijuana growing is prohibited in some areas of the state due to local ordinances or federal policy.
The need for permits and authorizations for a project depend on zoning rules, location, and operation details. You might want to ask what approvals are needed through your county or city permitting offices.
Laboratory accreditation study
We are currently studying protocols and standards for accrediting cannabis testing laboratories. During the 2018 legislative session, the Legislature directed us to conduct the study through ESSB 6032 – Section 302 (17).
We administer an established environmental and drinking-water laboratory accreditation program that covers nearly 500 labs, and this experience will inform our recommendations.
There is no rulemaking currently associated with this study. The work began on July 1, 2018, and the final report is due to the Legislature by Jan. 15, 2019.