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.

WSLCB – Board Caucus (March 05, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Tuesday March 5th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: In preparation for Wednesday morning’s Board Meeting, WSLCB Policy and Rules Coordinator Kathy Hoffman presented the Board with the CR-102 rulemaking package which is intended to change the mandatory signs marijuana licensees must display within licensed premises (audio – … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (February 05, 2019)

Here are some observations from the February 5th WSLCB Board Caucus. The Board has only subsequently met for the February 6th Executive Management Team (EMT) meeting, canceling the February 6th Board Meeting, the February 12th Board Caucus, and the February 13th EMT. The WSLCB also announced they have cancelled the upcoming February 20th Board Meeting … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (January 22, 2019)

Here are some observations from the January 22nd Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Board Caucus. My top 4 takeaways: Policy and Rules Coordinator Kathy Hoffman presented the Board with a draft response to a letter from legislators regarding a bill which would restructure the WSLCB’s penalty system (audio – 9m).The letter, dated January … Continued

WSLCB – Special Board Caucus (January 2, 2019)

Here are some observations from the January 2nd Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Special Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Two board interim policies on claims of “curative or therapeutic effects” and marijuana infused edible (MIE) homogenization were cleared for adoption after an additional review led by Policy and Rules Coordinator Kathy Hoffman, … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (December 11, 2018)

Here are some observations from the December 11th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Karen McCall, WSLCB Policy and Rules Coordinator, prepared the Board for five board interim policies (BIP) proposed for adoption at Wednesday’s board meeting.  Two of the proposed policies were sent back to agency staff.BIP-06-2018: “Allowing marijuana licensees to spend their … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (December 4, 2018)

Here are some observations from the December 4th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Board Chair Jane Rushford introduced the new WSLCB Public Health Education Liaison, Scott McCarty (audio – 10m).McCarty will be replacing Mary Segawa who has held the position since January 2010.Starting in 2013, McCarty worked on youth prevention for the … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (November 27, 2018)

Here are some observations from the November 27th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Board Member Russ Hauge discussed a recent meeting with Bailey Hirschburg of Washington NORML and Chris Thompson, WSLCB Director of Legislative Relations, regarding on-site sales and tastings (audio, meeting handout).The board discussed enabling smaller producers to implement partial vertical integration … Continued

WSLCB – Board Planning Meeting (July 18, 2018)

Here are some observations from last Wednesday’s WSLCB Board Planning Meeting. The purpose of this annual meeting is for the Board to review goals from the previous year’s planning meeting, acknowledge accomplishments, and identify measurable goals for the coming year. My top takeaways: The Board Members shared accomplishments from the past year (transcript, audio).Board Members … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (Jun 20, 2018)

Here are some observations from last Wednesday’s WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting (Jun 20). My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Director of Legislative Relations Chris Thompson presented the Board with five potential agency legislative requests for next session (transcript, audio).One of these proposals is a new version of past requests aimed to revise the authority of … Continued

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