Legislation requiring the state to regulate marijuana-infused food products (edibles) the same as other foods has been passed by Washington’s full legislature.

Prepackaged marijuana cookies.

House Bill 1462 has been sent to Governor Jay Inslee for consideration after passage in both the House of Representatives and Senate. The measure would require “the department of agriculture to regulate marijuana-infused edible processing the same as other food processing under the state food processing act.”

It also “Requires a marijuana processor that processes, packages, or makes marijuana-infused edibles to obtain an annual marijuana-infused edible endorsement.”

The proposal mandates that the rules for marijuana edibles “must be written and interpreted to be consistent with rules adopted by the board and the department of health.”

The measure was filed by Representative Shelley Kloba (D) along with four bipartisan cosponsors. You can find the measure’s full text by clicking here.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.


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