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.

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 Legislation Rules (transcript, … 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 Interim … 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 comment … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (Apr 03, 2018)

Here are some observations from the April 3rd WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Policy and Rules Coordinator Joanna Eide prepared the Board for Wednesday’s Board Meeting (transcript, audio).The briefing covered the proposed expansion of the Board Interim Policy on quarantine (BIP-2018-03, as adjusted) and the supplemental CR-102 for retail license forfeiture rules (CR-102, … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (Mar 28, 2018)

Here are some observations from the March 28th WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting. But first, mea culpa: I was late arriving to this meeting and missed the majority of the update from the Licensing division.  I can’t say it won’t happen again, but I feel this mistake poignantly and have recommitted to always arrive early. … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (Mar 27, 2018)

Here are some observations from the March 27th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: With Member Russ Hauge absent (and therefore unable to provide his scheduled update on the DC trip), Deputy Director Peter Antolin engaged at length about the projects and budgets under his charge (transcript, audio).The Canopy Unit has been designated limited duration project … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (Mar 20, 2018)

Here are some observations from the March 20th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Policy and Rules Coordinator Joanna Eide prepared the Board for Wednesday’s Board Meeting (Mar 21).  The meeting agenda includes two public hearings and other business:Packaging and Labeling Rules (CR-102).  Joanna reported on public comments received regarding the CR-102 and WSLCB’s … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (Mar 13, 2018)

Here are some observations from the March 13th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Deputy Director Peter Antolin updated the Board on the latest developments around traceability.  WSLCB plans to hire a technical Independent Verification and Validation (IVV) vendor to analyze the source of issues being encountered by licensees: is it MJ Freeway or … Continued