420 with CNW – Washington State Keeps Tabs on Ongoing Marijuana Research as Officials Consider Reforms

October 6, 2020 15:25:12

Months into the coronavirus and amidst the biggest economic crisis the state has seen in a century, Washington State’s marijuana industry is going strong. Dispensaries saw a “pretty big spike” in sales in March that is still continuing into September, says David Morgan, co-owner of Lucky Leaf in downtown Spokane. With the legislature adjourned at the moment, a legislative committee that oversees the industry is considering a variety of industry reforms including increasing the amount of information on product labels, as well as keeping track of the growing number of studies supported by marijuana sales tax.

During a recent work session to study major issues faced by the state’s marijuana industry, the House Commerce and Gaming Committee gathered information on whether to provide more information about the main chemical compounds in cannabis on product labeling. Although the plant produces over 200 cannabinoids, the two most dominant and the ones found in most cannabis products are THC and CBD. THC is responsible for marijuana’s infamous “high” while cannabidiol is known to induce…


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