Alex Manulik

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Alex is a freelance writer and administrative assistant based in Austin, TX. She has worked in a variety of contexts, ranging from business management and development to art installation to vintage hifi repair. Her passions include language, creative problem solving, community building, and social justice issues and movements, particularly those centered around prison reform and grassroots activism.

Dominic Corva

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Dr. Dominic Corva is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy (CASP). He is an Associate Faculty member of Humboldt State University's Department of Sociology, the institution where he has been an Affiliate Researcher for the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Cannabis Research for the last six years. He leads The Cannabis Alliance's legislative committee to vacate cannabis convictions and is the producer of the Original Terpestival, the first terpene-focused Cannabis Whole Plant popular education and craft product fair.

Gregory Foster

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Gregory is the Founder + CEO of Cannabis Data, an incubator for projects which further the fresh flowering of humanity's relationship with all cannabis cultivars. He brings experience with technology, startups, legislative and regulatory advocacy, activism, journalism, freedom of information - and cannabis! Based in Olympia by way of Austin, Texas, Greg and his family call the tall trees of Washington home.

Julia Lee

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Julia Lee has been working in the cannabis space since 2015 and has had a wide range of experience on various fronts of the industry. Originally from Denver, Julia moved to Washington in 2017 and is the Operations Manager at industry non-profit The Cannabis Alliance. Driven by her love for the plant and the community, Julia's focus is on empowering leaders of the industry through education.

M. Bailey Hirschburg

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With over a decade of cannabis reform advocacy with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Bailey was Washington NORML’s Legislative Associate during the 2017-18 legislative sessions and the only lobbyist focused solely on recreational cannabis policy. He’s currently the consumer representative on the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board’s Cannabis Advisory Council. Bailey has a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and lives in Lacey, Washington with his wife.

Zephyn Adams

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With a passion for government reform and a background in digital media, Zephyn brings a host of skills to the team. Zephyn's contributions range from graphic design to product development, as well as participation in the day to day operations of Cannabis Observer.

Services

Cannabis Observer is a team of independent citizen observers who are cannabis industry professionals, advocates, activists, academics, journalists, and technologists.  We are united in our love for the plant.  We observe and engage directly with the primary cannabis regulatory authority, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB).

Content

We publish quality content about the regulation of cannabis in Washington State.  We observe every public meeting of the WSLCB, compose a summary, and share it with the public.  We’re starting to do so for other legislative and regulatory bodies in the state.  We gather public information for the public.  We publish content on our website and our email list as well as community and social channels.

Community

We are part of, and publish content for, communities.  We think the best way for communities to hold us accountable is to empower them with the ability and free choice to fund our work.  Pay what you like because every exchange of value counts.  We’re confident you’ll like what we’re doing, and want to see us keep going.

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Consultation

Do you have a question about the Washington State regulated marketplace?  Where it’s headed?  How to operate here?  Ask us.  If we don’t know we’ll find out.

Ways to support our work

If you find value in the work we perform and the content we share, if save you time and money, please consider supporting our work.  We currently support these mediums for exchange and can add more.