Regulatory switch will cost Washington state marijuana edibles producers $895

Cannabis businesses in Washington state will need to pay an annual fee of $895 to produce cannabis-infused edibles starting next month.

The new charge stems from a special license endorsement that will be required of edibles makers starting April 1, when the state’s Department of Agriculture begins regulating infused product makers, according to a news release.

The fee will go toward enforcing the state’s sanitary processing requirements.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Edibles makers will have a 30-day grace period to apply for the endorsement.
  • Application will be accepted through the state’s Department of Revenue Business Licensing Service beginning March 29.
  • Businesses should expect to see an increase in inspections under the new system.
  • Although the state’s ag department will enforce sanitary standards, the Washington Liquor and Control Board will continue to regulate and license marijuana processors and edibles makers.
One comment on “Regulatory switch will cost Washington state marijuana edibles producers $895
  1. Kris Joshua on

    The increase in inspections under the new system is a welcome development to ensure that standards are being met, because the CBD has taken the world by storm.

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