WSLCB – Executive Management Team (June 12, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Wednesday June 12th WSLCB Executive Management Team public meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Staff shared their observations about the first interagency meeting of the WSLCB’s Cannabis 2.0 project (audio – 19m). The Cannabis 2.0 project (C2.0) was a key subject of the previous day’s Board Caucus. Board Chair Jane … Continued

WSLCB – Board Meeting (June 12, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Wednesday June 12th WSLCB Board Meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Board approved an interim policy suspending the requirement that cannabinoid additives from outside the regulated marketplace be entered into the traceability system (audio – 7m, video). Board Interim Policy 12-2019 was discussed the previous day during the Board … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (June 11, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Tuesday June 11th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Facing traceability challenges, the Board prepared to adopt a new interim policy on cannabinoid additives to marijuana products. WSLCB Policy and Rules Coordinator Kathy Hoffman walked board members through the conflict between the agency’s rules on usage of cannabinoid … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (June 04, 2019)

Here are some observations from the June 4th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Agency Director Rick Garza spoke about new agency efforts to coordinate with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) on hemp (audio – 6m). Garza started off by citing SB 5276 on hemp production and said many I-502 licensees had … Continued

WSLCB – Lab Licensure Listen and Learn Session (June 3, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Monday June 3rd WSLCB Lab Licensure Listen and Learn Session. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Marijuana Examiner Manager Kendra Hodgson introduced and led the session. Hodgson said the session was one of the agency’s “methods and modes of communication” with stakeholders and welcomed input beyond the event. She mentioned … Continued