Washington State is trying to let only Washington residents sell cannabis. That’s not holding up.
My friend Crystal Oliver of the Washington Sungrowers Industry Association writes:
We have our own case winding it’s way through the courts: https://cannabis.observer/information_set/thurston-county-superior-court-brinkmeyer-v-wslcb-june-8-2020/
They’ve not been able to actually enforce this in WA practically speaking. These [out-of-state] interests just own all the real estate, equipment, and intellectual property of the marijuana business and get paid that way.
Right now the WA ban on out of state ownership & investment just creates a situation where only those with well-paid, slick attorneys get out of state investment.