WASHINGTON SEED TO SALE TRACEABILITY
KNOWLEDGE CENTER

Created to provide helpful information about the Washington Cannabis Industry.

BioTrack is now integrated with the Washington Cannabis Central Reporting System!

CANNABIS LICENSE INFO

Information will be updated here as it becomes available. Check back for updates!  Please note; while we aim to keep this pages fully up to date with the latest information, cannabis laws are always changing.  We encourage you to verify these rules and regulations in the official legal text, which we’ve linked throughout the page for your convenience.

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.

What kind of tracking system do I need to operate a Producer Facility?

Most states require an extensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system to monitor cultivation efforts and inventory.  Our cultivation seed-to-sale-tracking solution provides comprehensive data tracking with an emphasis on compliance.  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.

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

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.

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, BioTrack 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.

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.

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, BioTrack has you covered.  Our system is customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each and every state.

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.

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.

Hear what our Washington customers have to say:

Nancy Drinkard, Sales & Inventory Manager, Grow Op Farms, Phat Panda

“With BiotrackTHC, it is comforting knowing that you have a support system behind the program.  BioTrack has been there since the beginning of our operation and has provided great customer support as our business has continued to grow and evolve in all aspects including training, pointers on compliance, and answering any questions that may come up in a quick and professional manner.  I can say that on top of the traceability platform there is a lot more that comes with the BiotrackTHC system, and a big part of that is their commitment to the customer experience.”

Washington Seed-to-Sale Traceability Info

COMPLIANCE KEY FEATURES

Compliance is in our minds through all facets of our Seed-to-Sale Cannabis Tracking

  • Custom Compliance-Focused Reporting
  • Track Waste, Destruction and Account for Conversion and Moisture Losses
  • Transport Manifests With All Necessary Information
  • Real-Time Patient and Customer Limit Tracking
  • Real-Time Product Recalls
  • Compliant Labels Customized with Your Business Logo, Name, and Much More

 

Whether you’re utilizing a locally hosted server or our state-of-the-art cloud hosting service, rest easy knowing that your data security is one of our top priorities. This is why BioTrack was the first publicly traded seed-to-sale software company to complete both a SOC 2 Type I & Type II audit.

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.

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.

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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