The Evergreen State Cannabis Trade Alliance (ESCTA) has submitted its first report to the Washington State Liquor Control Board for the producers' licensing rule making. Our report focuses on three desires: full safety testing (for molds, fungus, pesticides, contaminants, etc.), quality testing (for cannabinoids and terpenes), and encouraging small business cannabis production utilizing hundreds of producers. ESCTA is the voice for the small business cannabis producer, processor and distributor. Please read the initial ESCTA report here.
The Evergreen State Cannabis Trade Alliance (ESCTA) is committed to the effective and safe implementation of Initiative 502. The introduction of this new industry will provide an influx of revenue for Washington State’s economy, create local jobs and allow law enforcement officers to focus on dangerous criminals.
In addition to continuing to advocate for testing both medical and recreational cannabis to ensure it is safe and locally produced, our members are committed to supporting programs that will help curb teen drug use.
Our members currently include not only medical cannabis professionals and scientists but also some of those with the most experience growing, processing and distributing the highest standard in legal cannabis in our state. We are committed to working closely with state and local government officials as I-502 is implemented and we have retained a lobbyist with established business connections and governmental relations. Our goals are to educate public officials on the importance of the new law and to lend our expertise to ensure that these new laws create a thriving industry with strict safety standards.
We provide a forum for information, education and guidance for all aspects of the legal cannabis industries in Washington State. We also provides a group voice for cannabis professionals still operating in the legal grey area as we work with various agencies, perform public education outreach and advance the cause of producing only the safest, most dependable cannabis products.