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Guidelines for selling CBD products outside the regulated markets

Advertising for CBD products (Cannabidiol from the resinous flower of cannabis) is becoming common on television and radio.

In the interest of public knowledge, the state Liquor and Cannabis Board has published guidelines for retailers who sell or may want to buy these products outside the regulated market. The products are typically used for medicinal reasons related to aches, pains and general discomfort.

Details that follow appeared in the Liquor and Cannabis Board newsletter, Topics and Trends.


Did you know you can currently sell CBD products purchased outside the regulated market?

You can, IF it is CBD that has less than 0.3% of THC concentration.

To help you navigate this privilege, we have created some helpful guidelines:

CBD may only be purchased from cannabis processors or it may come from outside the regulatory system (RCW 69.50.378)

CBD purchased outside the licensed market

Does not need to have traceability numbers associated on it.

  • Must be a Cannabinoid Health and Beauty Aid (CHABA) – RCW 69.50.575.
  • May not be ingestible CBD – no foods, beverages, or vapor products.

CBD purchased from licensed cannabis processors

  • Can include CHABA an ingestible product (because of the testing procedures, it is safer for consumption).

Must be product that is included in the traceability system

Questions or comments should be directed to the Cannabis Board. Contact information is here.

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