Laws and Rules


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.

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News, Updates, and Events

Current and Upcoming 

  • Are you interested in joining our team as a Rules Coordinator? Click here to see the position description (regulatory analyst 3) and to apply!


  • On Wednesday, August 30th, the Board approved the CR-103 filed as WSR 23-18-038 for the Private Club Membership Events rulemaking (effective September 30, 2023).

Current Rulemaking Activity 

General Rulemaking (All Licensees)

Cannabis, Vapor, and Tobacco


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