i-502 Proposed Rules Round 3
Proposed Rules 9-4-13 (#3)- i-502 pros and cons
Changes in Proposed Rules
September 4, 2013
On July 3, 2013, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) filed proposed rules with the state code
reviser (CR 102). The Board held five public hearings across the state and solicited public input on its proposed
rules. Based on public comments, the Board chose to revise its rules. The Board will file revised rules on
September 4, 2013 (Supplemental CR 102).
Below are the top revisions (no particular order) that the LCB has made to the rules based on public input and
continued research and discussion.
Added language that limits the total amount of marijuana to be produced at 40 metric tons
Added language that sets the maximum amount of space for marijuana production at two million square feet
Added language that creates three production tiers based on square footage:
Tier 1 – less than 2000 square feet
Tier 2 – 2000 to 10,000 square feet
Tier 3 – 10,000 to 30,000 square feet
Market Control Limits
Limited any entity and/or principals within any entity to three producer or processor licenses.
Limited any principal and or entity to no more than three retail licenses with no multiple location licensee allowed more than 33 percent of the allowed licenses in any county or city
On-Site Product Limits
Established the maximum amount of marijuana allowed on a producer licensee’s premises at any time based on the type of grow operation (indoor, outdoor, greenhouse).
o Producer License
Outdoor or greenhouse: 125 percent of year’s harvest
Indoor: Six months of its annual harvest
o Processor License
Six months of their average useable marijuana (plant material); and
Six months average of their total production (finished product)
o Retailer License
Four months of their average inventory
A maximum of 334 retail stores will be allowed in the system
Stores locations are allocated based on population and consumption data
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