Heavy Haul Moves Forward & Pot Recall
Moving freight and ag products recently got a bit of a boost as the Washington State House approved House Bill 2807, which would designate certain roadways in the 9th District as heavy-haul corridors. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mary Dye, was approved by a vote of 96-0.
DYE: This bill is much needed in order to facilitate the movement of freight from all of the northern tier of the United States to the Pacific Ocean.
Dye also said “The heavy-haul corridor in Lewiston, Idaho would be extended into Washington state, which would be beneficial for facilitating movement of agricultural goods and commodities to our ports.”
Washington State has seen its first recall of cannabis products. The three products facing recalls are all high-CBD edibles, which constitute a popular and growing segment of the U.S. cannabis industry. The recall came after two cannabis producers used by the wholesaler were recently investigated by the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board for the use of prohibited pesticides. The industry is seeking new, potentially healthier alternatives to pesticides currently being used. Colorado has faced several cannabis recalls recently, however, this is the first for Washington State that legalized marijuana in 2012.
And that’s Washington Ag Today. I’m Greg Martin, thanks for listening on the Ag Information Network of the West.