February 04, 2022

Bad Bills in WA

State Alert

On the heels of our prior efforts in Oregon, legislation in neighboring Washington State poses an existential threat to the retail sale of full-spectrum (and perhaps broad-spectrum) hemp extracts. SB 5547/HB 1668 were introduced as efforts to ensure that intoxicating compounds such as delta-8 THC are sold only through adult-use channels. But the bills would restrict to Washington’s marijuana market any hemp product that contains more than 0.5 mg per serving/2 mg per package of any cannabinoid that “may be impairing.” This would sweep in non-intoxicating levels of THC, as well as potentially other non-intoxicating cannabinoids, and would eliminate many popular non-intoxicating hemp products from the general marketplace. The bills also prohibit the manufacture and sale of artificial cannabinoids, which could include non-intoxicating products like CBN.

We need your help in either killing these bills or making sure that the problems within them are corrected. Washington Hemp Supporters are encouraged to use our State Action Center to urge lawmakers to defeat SB 5547 and HB 1668.