Marijuana Research Licensing

Recently-passed legislation, Senate Bill 6177, transferred responsibility for marijuana research license review and approval from LSDF to the Liquor and Cannabis Control Board.  Please contact LCB if you have questions about marijuana research.

Fostering Commercialization to Improve Health and Create Jobs in Washington: WBBA to Receive $1.8 Million LSDF Grant

A new technology commercialization program will launch this spring to help Washington’s life sciences innovators move their promising ideas into the hands of providers and patients, thanks to a $1.8 million LSDF “ecosystem” grant. Click here to read the press release.

The Washington Life Science and Global Health Center, launched in December 2014, will serve as a virtual resource dedicated to aggregating state programs available to help this industry thrive in Washington. Information on this website includes, but is not limited to, tax incentives, workforce training dollars, and capital investments.  There is also information about upcoming state-sponsored events, such as the 17th Annual National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer conference. Comments and edits about the site should be directed to Maura Little ( 

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