USA - Washington The State of Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America. 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DOE - Cannabis Science Task Force Steering Committee (October 1, 2021) - Legislative Proposals Friday October 22, 2021 Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) A request bill to modify the timeline for Ecology to take on lab accreditation was shelved following “stakeholder research,” while potential legislation to create a lab standards body carried on. WSLCB - Executive Management Team (October 13, 2021) - Legislative Affairs Update Thursday October 21, 2021 Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Director of Legislative Relations Chris Thompson went over the status of two potential agency request bills (lab standards, cannabinoid regulation) and an upcoming briefing to lawmakers. Rede Group - Public Health + Youth Prevention Marijuana Summit - 2021 - Keynote (September 28, 2021) - Summary Wednesday October 20, 2021 Rede Group CANNRA Executive Director Gillian Schauer shared her personal view of the current state of cannabis policymaking nationwide before addressing associated public health topics. WA SECTF - Work Group - Licensing - Public Meeting (September 22, 2021) - Legislative Proposals Tuesday October 19, 2021 Washington State Legislative Task Force on Social Equity in Cannabis Licensing Work Group (WA SECTF - Work Group - Licensing) The work group reached consensus on recommendations to the task force covering additional social equity retail licenses, license mobility, and a market share metric for equity. The Week Ahead (October 18, 2021) Monday October 18, 2021 Washington State House Commerce and Gaming Committee (WA House COG) A busy week inclusive of hearings on a local ban, medical cannabis taxation, social equity, and product testing would culminate in a legislative work session setting the stage for 2022. WSLCB - Executive Management Team (October 13, 2021) - CCRS Update Friday October 15, 2021 Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) CFO Jim Morgan told agency leadership CCRS remained on track and testing revealed no significant bugs; meanwhile, an informal integrator group formed to facilitate data exchange. WSLCB - Board Meeting (October 13, 2021) - Summary Thursday October 14, 2021 Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) The board moved ahead on a “stopgap measure" to regulate cannabinoids, received an update on rulemaking for quality control testing, and heard concerns about draft request legislation. The Cannabis Alliance - WA Cannabis Summit - 2021 - State of the State Address (September 23, 2021) - Summary Wednesday October 13, 2021 The Cannabis Alliance WSLCB Board Chair David Postman provided an opening keynote speech reflecting on his work and the status of the agency before answering questions of concern to conference attendees.