Marijuana Infused Edibles Update (Nov 5, 2018)

On October 3rd, staff at the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) publicly announced a re-evaluation of existing and new rules regarding the approval of marijuana infused edible (MIE) products and labels (video, presentation). For context, see Cannabis Observer’s initial edibles update, the trade association coalition proposal, and details on a flurry of edibles … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (Sep 19, 2018)

Here are some observations from the September 19th WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Research Scientist Julia Dilley presented results from a multi-state study of the effects of state and local policy frameworks on cannabis use prevalence and public health risk (transcript, audio). She reviewed several specific questions and pointed towards further … Continued

WSLCB Wednesday Meeting Summary (Oct 31, 2018)

Here are some observations from the October 31st WSLCB Board Meeting and the Executive Management Team meeting. My top 3 takeaways: During Wednesday’s Board Meeting, action was taken on several cannabis items.The Board adopted a revision of their interim policy which enables licensees to phase-in the packaging and labeling (PAL) rule requirements adopted in May. … Continued

Marijuana Infused Edibles Update (Oct 31, 2018)

On October 3rd, staff at the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) publicly announced a re-evaluation of existing and new rules regarding the approval of marijuana infused edible (MIE) products and labels (video, presentation).  For context, see Cannabis Observer’s initial edibles update and the trade association coalition proposal presented at the October 30 Board Caucus. … Continued

Cannabis Trade Association Coalition MIE Regulation Proposal (Oct 30, 2018)

On October 3rd, staff at the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) publicly announced a re-interpretation of existing and new rules regarding the approval of marijuana infused edible (MIE) products and labels.  This morning, a coalition of Washington cannabis trade associations met with WSLCB Board and staff to present an industry proposal in response. … Continued

JLARC – I-900 Subcommittee Public Hearing (Sep 26, 2018)

Here are some observations from the September 26th Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) I-900 Subcommittee public hearing. My top 3 takeaways: The Office of the Washington State Auditor (SAO) presented their performance audit of the WSLCB titled Improving Cannabis Risk Management Tools Using Business Transaction Data (transcript, audio, video, slidedeck).Deborah Stephens, SAO Senior … Continued

WSLCB – Special Board Caucus (September 19, 2018)

Here are some observations from the September 19th WSLCB Special Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Director of Legislative Relations Chris Thompson provided a legislative program update (transcript, audio).Materials were submitted for four agency request bills: the promoter permit; the enforcement uniformity issue; the Systems Modernization Project account sunset date extension; and the testing … Continued

WSLCB – Traceability Advisory Committee (September 13, 2018)

Here are some observations from the September 13th WSLCB Traceability Advisory Committee meeting. My top 2 takeaways: The Committee discussed the most recent MJ Freeway contract amendment (transcript, audio).The amendment was effective August 27th.The amendment extends the contract until January 10, 2019.There will be three additional releases before the contract is considered complete, and the … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (September 11, 2018)

Here are some observations from the September 11th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Chris Thompson, WSLCB Director of Legislative Affairs, requested Board approval to move forward on the agency’s five legislative requests for the 2019 session, including a bill to expand the agency’s authority to define and implement mandatory budtender training (transcript, audio).Board … Continued

WSLCB – Board Meeting (September 05, 2018)

Here are some observations from the September 5th WSLCB Board Meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Dan Purkey, General Manager of Artizen Cannabis, repeated a request from four months before that LCB “develop and issue a consumer alert to be posted prominently in all retail stores that warns consumers that THC percentages on the package labels … Continued