WSLCB – Special Board Meeting (July 17, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Wednesday July 17th Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Special Board Meeting. This was a normal agency board meeting designated “special” as it was planned outside the bi-weekly cadence; next week’s board meeting on July 24th has been cancelled. My top 3 takeaways: The Board extended interim policies, … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (July 16, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Tuesday July 16th Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Board Chair Jane Rushford briefly noted “there were some considerations” which were keeping Deputy Director Megan Duffy from providing an update on the traceability system re-launch; the agency and its vendor MJ Freeway … Continued

The Week Ahead (July 16, 2019)

It’s already been a busy week. Here is additional information to supplement our earlier observations of the week ahead. At this early hour, it appears that version 1.37.5 of MJ Freeway’s Leaf Data Systems is deployed and operational. While I am a member of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board’s Traceability Advisory Committee and … Continued

The Week Ahead (July 15, 2019)

Traceability got you down? As of 11pm PT on Saturday July 13th, MJ Freeway’s Leaf Data Systems was down for maintenance. A critical point of interoperability and data transfer between third-party software providers serving licensees, the centralized traceability system remains necessary to document supply chain events and business-to-business transactions within the I-502 marketplace. Operators are … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (July 10, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Wednesday July 10th Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Executive Management Team public meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Agency leadership hosted a long discussion on small business opportunities for cannabis licensees (audio – 37m). This conversation followed up on the work session held during the May 1st Executive … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (July 9, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Tuesday July 9th Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Policy and Rules Coordinator Kathy Hoffman provided new information on cannabis rulemaking projects and a planned special board meeting on July 17th (audio – 12m). Hoffman’s last rulemaking update was at the June … Continued

The Week Ahead (July 8, 2019)

This week may be our first opportunity to get a look inside the new headquarters of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) @ 1025 Union Ave, Olympia, WA 98501 as all agency public meetings were cancelled last week. Take a look at the map when planning your next visit; parking is easier and … Continued