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Liquor and Cannabis Board

RCW 66 & 69 & 70

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) closely regulates the manufacture, importation, distribution, and sale of spirits, beer, and wine, and the production, processing, and sale of recreational cannabis; licenses and regulates all businesses selling alcohol and recreational cannabis products; enforces alcohol laws with specific emphasis on over consumption and sale to minors; enforces recreational cannabis laws with specific emphasis on diversion to the black market and sale to minors; conducts statewide education and training programs to prevent the misuse of alcohol and cannabis; collects and distributes retail and distributor fees imposed on spirits, beer, and wine; collects and distributes excise taxes imposed on recreational cannabis; and enforces state laws and applicable federal statutes related to cigarettes and other tobacco products to promote voluntary compliance and increase excise tax collections.

Agency Mission

Promote public safety and trust through fair administration and enforcement of liquor, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor laws.
Request 107,750,000
Net change from current biennium 4,310,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 4.2% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
3,035,000 General Fund - Federal 2,331,332 3,035,000 2,988,000
75,000 General Fund - Private/Local 3,823 75,000 75,000
749,000 General Fund - State 320,200 749,000 806,000
23,797,000 Dedicated Marijuana Acct - State 20,843,980 23,797,000 22,834,000
80,000 80,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 78,000
74,902,000 Liquor Revolving Account - State 69,398,757 74,902,000 80,165,000
102,638,000 80,000 Total Appropriated Funds 92,976,093 102,558,000 106,868,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 297,921
(882,000) Federal Seizure Account - Nonappropriated 201,016 882,000 882,000
Lic & Enforce Sys Modern proj acct - Nonappropriated 81,287
1,187,232 1,187,232 Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated
1,187,232 305,232 Total Non-Appropriated Funds 580,224 882,000 882,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 50,192,721 46,638,438 19,883,826 54,993,000 52,757,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
16,123,063 20.8% (27,034,052) (28.9%) 41,227,735 62.0%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 363.9 351.2 319.3 385.2 383.6