This information was received from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) today via e-mail.
Road closures and other impacts related to wildfires have created a barrier and challenge for cannabis producers and processors to deliver product within normal timelines. These delays in deliveries have created situations where retailers ordering product are refusing to accept the ordered product, in the interest of compliance with the timelines. Along with other negative impacts for producers and processors, refusals to accept product results in unnecessary contact for multiple individuals. These unnecessary contacts may impact the health and safety of transportation drivers and retail store employees during this time of COVID-19.
In an effort to minimize unnecessary contacts, and mitigate transportation challenges related to the wildfires, the LCB is temporarily relaxing the established timelines established in WAC related to maximum delivery times. Until 30 days after phase 4 of the Governor’s Safe Start Plan begins, all cannabis transportation timelines are extended to a maximum delivery time of 7 days.