The latest iterations of two Washington State cannabis bills were heard in committee as sponsors renewed past efforts to limit high-THC cannabis products and legalize home cultivation of plants for personal use—policies that have been repeatedly proposed but consistently failed to be enacted in recent years.

Representatives on the House Regulated Substances and Gaming Committee considered both measures at the hearing, taking testimony from sponsors as well as the public, but did not act on either measure. The panel also took testimony on a third cannabis-related bill, which would have regulators create a data dashboard that would track use as well as enforcement trends involving Liquor and Cannabis Board licensees.

Supporters of both the homegrown and the THC-limit proposals insisted that changes since Washington voters legalized cannabis in 2012 mean the time has come to pass their bills.

Rep. Lauren Davis (D)—whose HB 2320 would limit sales of products with more than 35 percent THC to only adults 25 and older—told colleagues that the “cannabis that we have that’s sold today is an entirely different drug than the cannabis plant that voters legalized in 2012.”

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