THE TOP TEN HOTTEST ISSUES IN THE I-502 DRAFT RULES.
What you need to know about the details in the draft rules that affect your eligibility to obtain an I-502 Producer, Processor, or Retailer license.
The CBG and MJ Freeway realize that stakeholders must be apprised of the details in the proposed rules that will ultimately have an affect on their eligibility to receive an I-502 license. In turn, the CBG and MJ Freeway will co-host a webinar with industry attorneys, Hilary Bricken and Robert McVay, of the Canna Law Group to present the ten most prevalent issues in the draft rules. The Canna Law Group has, for years, represented hundreds of cannabis clients in Washington state and has been on the front lines of I-502 lobbying efforts in Olympia with the CBG. After reviewing the draft rules, the Canna Law Group has identified the following 10 issues with the draft rules:
1. The "definitions" section: the areas of town that will render you an ineligible applicant and why;
2. The necessity of an "operation plan," and what that means;
3. A demonstration of a payment of taxes could make a difference;
4. The 8-point criminal system that could render you ineligible;
5. A ban on extracts? The LCB says that's the case (for now);
6. Financiers vs. Applicants;
7. The hybrid "producer/processor license";
8. Still no limits on production--will that change?;
9. Must applicants go over and above getting landlord affidavits on potential spaces?;
10. Security, insurance, and traceability software.
For those who register for the webinar, the intent is that you leave with a better understanding of some of the key details of the draft rules. Given that there's only a 30-day window in which the public can comment on the rules in an effort to get them changed, it's imperative that people understand what the draft rules mean along with what their potential affects are likely to be.
To register for the webinar, please click here