WSLCB – Cannabis Advisory Council (May 09, 2018)

Here are some observations from the May 9th WSLCB Cannabis Advisory Council meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Becky Smith, Director of Licensing gave an update Retail Tile Certificates as well as the status of various licensing queues. (transcript). An interim policy was implemented and CR-101 was filed for Retail Tile Certificates on April 18, 2018. … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (May 02, 2018)

Here are some observations from the May 2nd WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Director of Legislative Affairs Chris Thompson visited with the Executive Management Team (transcript, audio). He briefed the Team on the process and timeline for agency request legislation: how the WSLCB presents proposals for activity during the next … Continued

WSLCB – Board Meeting (May 02, 2018)

Here are some observations from the May 2nd WSLCB Board Meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Board approved the CR 103 for packaging and labeling rules (CR 103, transcript, audio) and adopted a Board Interim Policy to give licensees the option to implement the new rules more quickly (BIP-05-2018, transcript, audio). WSLCB Policy and Rules … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (May 1, 2018)

Here are some observations from the May 1st WSLCB Board Caucus which was a relatively short one. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Policy and Rules Coordinator, Joanna Eide prepared the board for Wednesday’s Board Meeting (May 2) where she will bring them the final CR-103 for packaging and labeling rules with no additional changes to … Continued

WSLCB – Traceability Advisory Committee (Apr 24, 2018)

Here are some observations from the April 24th WSLCB Traceability Advisory Committee meeting. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB CFO Jim Morgan presented aggregate monthly retail sales figures compiled from contingency period data and the first month of transactions under the MJ Freeway Leaf traceability system (slide with figures, transcript, audio).  Although the three-month window of … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (Apr 18, 2018)

Here are some observations from the April 18th WSLCB Executive Management Team (EMT) meeting. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Policy and Rules Coordinator Joanna Eide presented a Quarterly Cannabis and Vapor Rules Review summarizing all current rulemaking activity for the EMT. Packaging and Labeling Rules (transcript, audio). Retail License Forfeiture Rules (transcript, audio). 2017 Cannabis … Continued

WSLCB – Board Meeting (Apr 18, 2018)

Here are some observations from the April 18th WSLCB Board Meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Board adopted an Interim Policy for Retailer Title Certificates to bring relief to retailers in ban and moratoria jurisdictions (BIP-04-2018, transcript, audio). Simultaneously, the Board approved the CR 101 initiating formal rulemaking for Retailer Title Certificates to codify the … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (Apr 17, 2018)

Here are some observations from the April 17th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Licensing Director Becky Smith and Licensing Management Analyst Kaitlin Leeberg updated the Board on the retail title certificate program for Cannabis licensees in ban and moratoria jurisdictions (transcript, audio).  See the Board Interim Policy approved at Wednesday’s Board Meeting … Continued

WSLCB – Board Meeting (Apr 04, 2018)

Here are some observations from the April 4th WSLCB Board Meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Board approved expansion of the Board Interim Policy on quarantine (BIP-2018-03 as adjusted, transcript, audio) and the supplemental CR-102 for retail license forfeiture rules (CR-102, Supplemental CR-102, transcript, audio).  Here’s the tentative timeline: May 16 – end of written … Continued