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Manufactures, Importers and Wholesalers (MIW)
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Non-Retail enforcement officers enforce state liquor laws and regulations that impact non-retail liquor licensed businesses, including in-state and out-of-state entities that produce, import and distribute alcohol in the state.
Officers also educate liquor-licensed businesses on responsible tax reporting and the distribution of liquor products to retailers and consumers. Officers investigate price listing by manufacturers and distributors to ensure uniform pricing. Uniform pricing prevents the undercutting of competition, therefore keeping alcoholic beverages from being purchased too low.
With the passage of Initiative 502 and SB 5052/HB 2136, legalizing marijuana, an enforcement team of 18 Liquor and Cannabis Enforcement officers with support staff was established to regulate this new industry. The unit's focus has been the inspection of license applicants, education of new producers and processor, traceability system compliance, and ensuring licensed operations are conducted by the true party of interest.