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Washington 2017-06-12T11:07:05+00:00

Washington Knowledge Center:

Created to provide helpful information about the Washington Cannabis Industry.

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BioTrackTHC is the WSLCB Official State Cannabis Traceability System Until November 1, 2017

 

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I heard BioTrackTHC is leaving Washington?

The WSLCB has announced their intentions to move forward with a new cannabis traceability system, starting November 1, 2017.  While this is true, it does not mean that BioTrackTHC is leaving the state of Washington; it simply means that beginning November 1, 2017, we will no longer be providing the WSLCB with the free-to-licensees web traceability system or the state-side tracking and reporting tools.

Our commercial customers can rest assured knowing that BioTrackTHC’s commercial software currently operates in over 25 states and our team is committed to fully integrate your BioTrackTHC system to whichever new government interface the WSLCB selects, enabling you to continue business as usual.

Please check back here for any updates or FAQ’s as it relates to how BioTrackTHC addresses integration in other states.  

Cannabis License Info:

Information will be updated here as it becomes available. Check back for updates!

Caregivers can grow and process cannabis on behalf of patients. They cannot charge for cannabis, only recoup the costs of goods.  Caregivers are also able to purchase cannabis on behalf of a licensed medical patient.

In Washington, recreational cannabis is legal, so interested parties are not required to register as medical patients to obtain cannabis.  However, possession/purchase limits and overall costs are affected for registered medical cannabis patients.

How can I obtain a Washington Medical Marijuana Card?

Washington medical marijuana cards are processed and distributed by the state’s Department of Health.  Here’s how you can apply:

  • Get a Medical Marijuana Authorization – Receive a Medical Marijuana Authorization from a healthcare practitioner who is permitted to authorize marijuana for medicinal use.  This will allow the patient to grow up to 4 marijuana plants.
  • Join Patient Database and get a Medical Marijuana Card – After patients have received a valid Medical Marijuana Authorization, you can then join the medical marijuana authorization database, which will allow you to get a medical marijuana card from a medically-endorsed marijuana retail store (dispensary).  This will allow you to grow up to 15 plants and allows the purchase of cannabis and cannabis-related products, sales tax-free.  Patients under the age of 18 are able to follow the same process, however, they are required to register in the patient database.

What are possession limits for a Medical Marijuana Card in Washington?

  • Possession of up to 3 ounces of usable cannabis.
  • Possession of up to 48 ounces of cannabis-product product in solid form.
  • Possession of up to 216 ounces of cannabis-infused product in liquid form
  • Possession of up to 21 grams of cannabis concentrate.

How much can I grow with a Washington Medical Marijuana Card?

**Numbers apply to patients that are registered in the state’s patient database.

  • Allow up to 6 plants for personal, medical use.
  • Possession of up to 8 ounces of usable cannabis produced from their grown plants.

Healthcare practitioners may deem patients to require more than the allowable amount, they are able to authorize:

  • Allow up to 15 plants for personal, medical use.
  • Possession of up to 16 ounces of usable cannabis produced from their grown plants.

**Note: Patients and designated providers who aren’t entered into the patient database are limited to 4 plants and 6 ounces of usable cannabis, even if a higher number of plants is indicated on their authorization.

Dispensaries sell legal cannabis, and cannabis products, to responsible adults in compliance with local regulations.

Washington Marijuana Dispensary Licenses (Not currently available)

Marijuana Retailer License – Permits the sale of only usable cannabis, cannabis-infused products, cannabis concentrates and cannabis paraphernalia at retail in retail outlets to persons 21 years of age and older.

  • Internet sales, online ordering and delivery of cannabis product is prohibitied in Washington.
  • Cannabis retailers may not sell cannabis products below their acquisition costs in Washington

Can I make changes to my Washington Cannabis Retail License?

Washington Cannabis License Change of Location – $75
Close your current business and move to a new location.

Washington Cannabis License Ownership Change – $75
Permits changes to qualifying persons for a publicly or privately held corporation or in a LLC.  A change for sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnership, or limited liability partnership, will require a new application to be submitted.

Change your Site and/or Physical Operating Plan – $80
Request physical alterations to your licensed retail premise, or to change your previously submitted operations plan.

**Any entity and/or principals within any entity are limited to no more than three retail marijuana licenses with no multiple location licensee allowed more than thirty-three percent of the allowed licenses in any county or city.

What kind of point-of-sale do I need to operate a Dispensary?

Most states require dispensaries to track and trace all of their cannabis-related products for regulatory and compliance reporting requirements. Our Dispensary Point of Sale and inventory management system provides comprehensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking with a focus on compliant data points.  If your state requires seed-to-sale systems to stay compliant, BioTrackTHC has you covered.  Our system is customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each and every state.

Cultivators (also commonly referred to as Producers or Growers) – Cultivators are responsible for growing cannabis. Mature plants are harvested and transferred to a Processor.

Washington Producer Licenses (Not currently available)

Marijuana Producer Tier 1 License – Allows for up to 2,000 square feet or less of dedicated plant canopy.  Allows the production of cannabis for sale at wholesale to licensed cannabis processors and to other licensed cannabis producers.

Marijuana Producer Tier 2 – Allows for 2,000-10,000 square feet of dedicated plant canopy.  Allows the production of cannabis for sale at wholesale to licensed cannabis processors and to other licensed cannabis producers.

Marijuana Producer Tier 3 – Allows for 10,000-30,000 square feet of dedicated plant canopy.  Allows the production of cannabis for sale at wholesale to licensed cannabis processors and to other licensed cannabis producers.

  • $266 Application Fee (Non-Refundable)
  • $1062 Annual Fee for Issuance and Renewal

Can I make changes to my Washington Producer License?

Washington Cannabis License Change of Location – $75
Close your current business and move to a new location.

Washington Cannabis License Ownership Change – $75
Permits changes to qualifying persons for a publicly or privately held corporation or in a LLC.  A change for sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnership, or limited liability partnership, will require a new application to be submitted.

**Any entity and/or principals within an entity are limited to no more than three marijuana producer licenses.

Laboratories (testing facilities) can test cannabis for concentration and contaminants.  Prior to entering the consumer market, all regulated cannabis is required to undergo Quality Assurance testing.

Washington Laboratory Licenses (Testing Facilities)

Established medical labs in Washington can act as 3rd party testing labs for testing both medical and recreational cannabis if they meet certain certification criteria.  The WSLCB has partnered with the Center for Laboratory Sciences on the Campus of the Columbia Basin College to conduct the laboratory certification process.  You can get more info on how to get certified for cannabis testing here.

Processors – Processors take harvested cannabis from Cultivators and create derivative extracts for edibles, concentrates, topicals, and prepacks. Finished products are transported to Dispensaries.

Washington Cannabis Processor Licenses (Not currently available)

Marijuana Processor License – Permits the licensee to process, package, and label usable cannabis and cannabis-infused products for sale at wholesale to licensed cannabis retailers.  Also permits the licensee to blend useable cannabis from multiple lots into a single package for sale to a licensed cannabis retailer providing the label requirements for each lot used in the blend are met and the percentage by weight of each lot is also included on the label.

  • $266 Application Fee (Non-Refundable)
  • $1062 Annual Fee for Issuance and Renewal

What kind of tracking system do I need to operate a Processing or Manufacturing Facility?

Most states require an extensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system to monitor processing and manufacturing efforts, which is especially important in this part of the supply chain due to conversions into multiple byproducts and higher amounts of waste.  Our processing seed-to-sale-tracking solution provides comprehensive conversion tracking focused on compliant data points.  Customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each state, BioTrackTHC also features an all-in-one business tool to help you operate every aspect of the cultivation business by itself, or as part of the vertically-integrated cannabis business.

Can I make changes to my Washington Cannabis Retail License?

Washington Cannabis License Change of Location – $75
Close your current business and move to a new location.

Washington Cannabis License Ownership Change – $75
Permits changes to qualifying persons for a publicly or privately held corporation or in a LLC.  A change for sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnership, or limited liability partnership, will require a new application to be submitted.

Change your Site and/or Physical Operating Plan – $80
Request physical alterations to your licensed retail premise, or to change your previously submitted operations plan.

**Any entity and/or principals within an entity are limited to no more than three marijuana processor licenses.

Transportation – Most states require a special license, which permits the transportation of cannabis and cannabis-related products between licensed locations.

Do I need a Cannabis Transportation License in Washington?

A Marijuana Transportation license is required for the licensee to physically transport or deliver marijuana, marijuana concentrates, and marijuana-infused products between licensed marijuana businesses within Washington State.  A license must be posted at each location where the licensee operates. You may not begin this business activity until you receive a Business License document listing the required endorsement(s).

You can apply for a transportation license here.

Washington Seed-to-Sale Traceability Info:

For the latest cannabis-related legislative updates on Washington, check out our Cannabis Bill Tracker!

Why BioTrack?

Locally Hosted Solution– Utilizing a locally hosted server, as oppose to a cloud server, increases security and reliability. Retain 100% database ownership knowing no one, not even BioTrackTHC employees, can access sensitive client or operational data.

Driven by Data– Take advantage of over 100 advanced reports to make profit-minded decisions based on predictive yields, sales trends, average wait time and more. Need to upload financial reports to an accounting system? Easily export reports, save in the desired format, and upload.

Compliance Focused– Adherence to state and local cannabis regulations in all active markets. Print compliant labels, enforce sales limits, and verify recommendations quickly and accurately. Regular system updates ensure compliance if regulations change.

Customer Service Oriented– Live Phone, Chat, and Email support from 8am-8pm PST. Supplement initial training with online tutorials, wikis, and monthly best practices features.

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Official Washington API Manuals

Compliance Scripts for Producer

The following is a list of actions to be completed in the traceability system to demonstrate the applicants ability to report their activities. Please follow this script as closely as you can as it goes through a typical product lifecycle for marijuana and many of the functions cannot be performed without the step prior. When creating employees, vehicles, rooms, strains etc, please use fictitious names unless specified in the instructions. When asked for numbers for events, type in any number for quantity and weight amounts, unless specified in the instructions. Read more here.

Compliance Script for Processor

The following is a list of actions to be completed in the traceability system to demonstrate the applicants ability to report their activities. Please follow this script as closely as you can as it goes through a typical product lifecycle for marijuana and many of the functions cannot be performed without the step prior. When creating employees, vehicles, rooms, strains etc, please use fictitious names unless specified in the instructions. When asked for numbers for events, type in any number for quantity and weight amounts, unless specified in the instructions. Read more here.

Compliance Script for Retailer

The following is a list of actions to be completed in the traceability system to demonstrate the applicants ability to report their activities. Please follow this script as closely as you can as it goes through a typical product lifecycle for marijuana and many of the functions cannot be performed without the step prior. When creating employees and rooms, please use fictitious names unless specified in the instructions. When asked for numbers for events, type in any number for quantity and weight amounts, unless specified in the instructions. Read more here.

Compliance Script for Producer/Processor

The following is a list of actions to be completed in the traceability system to demonstrate the applicants ability to report their activities. Please follow this script as closely as you can as it goes through a typical product lifecycle for marijuana and many of the functions cannot be performed without the step prior. When creating employees, vehicles, rooms, strains etc, please use fictitious names unless specified in the instructions. When asked for numbers for events, type in any number for quantity and weight amounts, unless specified in the instructions. Read more here.

BioTrackTHC MJTraceability Manual for Producer/Processor

  • BIO-TECH MEDICAL SOFTWARE, INC.
  • BioTrackTHC WASHINGTON TRACEABILITY SYSTEM
  • LICENSEE MANUAL – PRODUCER-PROCESSORS

Download the pdf

BioTrackTHC MJTraceability Manual for Producer

  • BIO-TECH MEDICAL SOFTWARE, INC.
  • BioTrackTHC WASHINGTON TRACEABILITY SYSTEM
  • LICENSEE MANUAL – PRODUCER-PROCESSORS

Download the pdf

BioTrackTHC MJTraceability Manual for Processor

  • BIO-TECH MEDICAL SOFTWARE, INC.
  • BioTrackTHC WASHINGTON TRACEABILITY SYSTEM
  • LICENSEE MANUAL – PRODUCER-PROCESSORS

Download the pdf

BioTrackTHC MJTraceability Manual for Retailer

  • BIO-TECH MEDICAL SOFTWARE, INC.
  • BioTrackTHC WASHINGTON TRACEABILITY SYSTEM
  • LICENSEE MANUAL – PRODUCER-PROCESSORS

Download the pdf

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