Cannabis businesses in Washington state will need to pay an annual fee of $895 to produce cannabis-infused edibles starting next month.
The new charge stems from a special license endorsement that will be required of edibles makers starting April 1, when the state’s Department of Agriculture begins regulating infused product makers, according to a news release.
The fee will go toward enforcing the state’s sanitary processing requirements.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Edibles makers will have a 30-day grace period to apply for the endorsement.
- Application will be accepted through the state’s Department of Revenue Business Licensing Service beginning March 29.
- Businesses should expect to see an increase in inspections under the new system.
- Although the state’s ag department will enforce sanitary standards, the Washington Liquor and Control Board will continue to regulate and license marijuana processors and edibles makers.