Laws and Rules

What We Do

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) is granted authority by the Washington State Legislature to regulate the production, sale, and distribution of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and vapor products in the state of Washington. Through rulemaking, we support the agency's mission to promote public safety and trust through fair administration and enforcement of liquor, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor laws. Our rules impact licensees, the public, and stakeholders, including businesses like grocery stores, restaurants, bars, and cannabis retail outlets, as well as breweries, wineries, distilleries, and cannabis producers and processors, just to name a few. Our licensing division and enforcement and education division implement and enforce our rules.

We are committed to transparency, accountability, equity, and inclusion in rulemaking. Sign up for email updates about rulemaking activities and opportunities for public engagement (link)


Make a difference. Let Your Voice Be Heard!

We offer many opportunities for the public to participate in policy and rule development! Learn how the rulemaking process works and ways to engage with us (link). 


News, Updates, and Events

Current and Upcoming 

  • Week of March 11, 2024: Medical Cannabis Endorsement Stakeholder Engagement Sessions: Two virtual stakeholder engagement sessions will be held on the Medical Cannabis Endorsement rulemaking:
    • Monday, March 11, 2024: 10 - 11:30 AM
    • Thursday, March 14, 2024: 2 - 3:30 PM
    • The Microsoft Teams information can be found here, and the proposed draft rule language here.

 

 

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