WSLCB to pause edible review for 30 days

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) today announced in a message to marijuana licensees that it will pause its marijuana edible product and label review for 30 days. During this time, the agency requested a coalition of industry organizations to bring forward alternatives for the agency to consider. Coalition members have indicated that they will be meeting later this month to discuss their proposal(s).

Cannabis Industry Calls on State Regulators to Reconsider Infusions Ban

WASHINGTON – In a first-of-its-kind joint statement by Washington’s industry associations representing cannabis producers, processors, retailers and other industry stakeholders, the Washington CannaBusiness Association, The Cannabis Alliance and the Cannabis Organization of Retail Establishments called on the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board to reconsider its sudden announcement last week that it would ban previously-approved, cannabis-infused sweetened products.



2019 Legislative and Regulatory Policy Summit

Every year CORE hosts a Policy Summit for all of our members. In this meeting we discuss the issues facing our retail cannabis businesses, both legislative and regulatory. After a brainstoroming session we determine the top 3 issues in each category that are both realistic to tackle and impactful to our bottom lines to put together our official 2019 Legislative & Regulatory Agenda.

Email to find out what we will be pursuing this year and how you can get involved!


The Evergreen Cup

The Evergreen Cup is the PNW’s first ever anonymous growers competition. 13 of the top producers in WA state will submit unmarked samples of their newest product to an expert panel to be judged and ultimately reign supreme as Washington State’s Top Grower.

Date: August 3rd, 2018

Event Space: Nectar Lounge Fremont, WA

Time: 8:00 – 12:00 pm


  • Highest Terpene 
  • Smoothest Smoke
  • Best Appearance
  • Best Flavor
  • Best Overall


  • Mad Mark
  • Virginia Co
  • House Of Cultivar
  • 1937
  • DNA Genetics
  • Sky High Gardens
  • U41k Gardens
  • TH Sea
  • Phat Panda
  • Seattle’s Private Reserve
  • Exotiks


Landmark legislation introduced by Senators Warren, Gardner to protect state cannabis marketplaces – June 7, 2018

“We strongly urge our Congressional leaders to support this critical legislation to protect states and Tribal rights as well as the will of voters – regulated, legal cannabis marketplaces are reducing the size of the black market, which makes our communities safer and keeps pot out of the hands of minors,” said WACA board president Jim Mullen and CORE board member Eric Gaston in a joint statement.