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Representative samples of marijuana, useable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products. (Effective until July 1, 2024.)

(1) On a schedule determined by the state liquor and cannabis board, every licensed marijuana producer and processor must submit representative samples of marijuana, useable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products produced or processed by the licensee to an independent, third-party testing laboratory meeting the accreditation requirements established by the state liquor and cannabis board, for inspection and testing to certify compliance with quality assurance and product standards adopted by the state liquor and cannabis board under RCW 69.50.342. Any sample remaining after testing shall be destroyed by the laboratory or returned to the licensee submitting the sample.
(2) Licensees must submit the results of inspection and testing for quality assurance and product standards required under subsection (1) of this section to the state liquor and cannabis board on a form developed by the state liquor and cannabis board.
(3) If a representative sample inspected and tested under this section does not meet the applicable quality assurance and product standards established by the state liquor and cannabis board, the entire lot from which the sample was taken must be destroyed.
(4) The state liquor and cannabis board may adopt rules necessary to implement this section.
[ 2019 c 277 § 1; 2013 c 3 § 11 (Initiative Measure No. 502, approved November 6, 2012).]

NOTES:

Expiration date2019 c 277 § 1: "Section 1 of this act expires July 1, 2024." [ 2019 c 277 § 7.]
Intent2013 c 3 (Initiative Measure No. 502): See note following RCW 69.50.101.

Representative samples of marijuana, useable marijuana, or marijuana-infused productsProduct testingDepartment of ecology to develop a fee schedule. (Effective July 1, 2024.)

(1) On a schedule determined by the state liquor and cannabis board, every licensed marijuana producer and processor must submit representative samples of marijuana, useable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products produced or processed by the licensee to an independent, third-party testing laboratory meeting the accreditation requirements established by the state department of ecology, for inspection and testing to certify compliance with quality assurance and product standards adopted by the state liquor and cannabis board under RCW 69.50.342. Any sample remaining after testing shall be destroyed by the laboratory or returned to the licensee submitting the sample.
(2) Licensees must submit the results of inspection and testing for quality assurance and product standards required under RCW 69.50.342 to the state liquor and cannabis board on a form developed by the state liquor and cannabis board.
(3) If a representative sample inspected and tested under this section does not meet the applicable quality assurance and product standards established by the state liquor and cannabis board, the entire lot from which the sample was taken must be destroyed.
(4)(a) The department of ecology may determine, assess, and collect annual fees sufficient to cover the direct and indirect costs of implementing a state marijuana product testing laboratory accreditation program, except for the initial program development costs. The department of ecology must develop a fee schedule allocating the costs of the accreditation program among its accredited marijuana product testing laboratories. The department of ecology may establish a payment schedule requiring periodic installments of the annual fee. The fee schedule must be established in amounts to fully cover, but not exceed, the administrative and oversight costs. The department of ecology must review and update its fee schedule biennially. The costs of marijuana product testing laboratory accreditation are those incurred by the department of ecology in administering and enforcing the accreditation program. The costs may include, but are not limited to, the costs incurred in undertaking the following accreditation functions:
(i) Evaluating the protocols and procedures used by a laboratory;
(ii) Performing on-site audits;
(iii) Evaluating participation and successful completion of proficiency testing;
(iv) Determining the capability of a laboratory to produce accurate and reliable test results; and
(v) Such other accreditation activities as the department of ecology deems appropriate.
(b) The state marijuana product testing laboratory accreditation program initial development costs must be fully paid from the dedicated marijuana account created in RCW 69.50.530.
(5) The department of ecology and the liquor and cannabis board must act cooperatively to ensure effective implementation and administration of this section.
(6) All fees collected under this section must be deposited in the dedicated marijuana account created in RCW 69.50.530.
[ 2019 c 277 § 2; 2013 c 3 § 11 (Initiative Measure No. 502, approved November 6, 2012).]

NOTES:

Effective date2019 c 277 §§ 2 and 6: "Sections 2 and 6 of this act take effect July 1, 2024." [ 2019 c 277 § 8.]
Intent2013 c 3 (Initiative Measure No. 502): See note following RCW 69.50.101.
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