Washington State Legislature – Executive Sessions (February 14, 2019)

Here are some observations of executive sessions for cannabis bills across several Washington State Legislature committees on February 14, 2019. My top 4 takeaways: The House Commerce and Gaming Committee moved Substitute House Bill 1794 out of committee with a “do pass” recommendation, but did not take action on HB 1236 or HB 1466.HB 1794 … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (February 6, 2019)

Here are some observations from the February 6th Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Executive Management Team public meeting. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Director of Legislative Relations Chris Thompson updated the Board and staff on the agency’s request legislation, as well as other cannabis bills (audio – 18m).The most recent public update from … Continued

Washington State House Public Safety Committee – Public Hearing (February 5, 2019)

Here are some observations from the February 5th Washington State House Public Safety Committee (PS) Public Hearing for HB 1500, “Concerning misdemeanor marijuana offense convictions.” My top 3 takeaways: The Office of Program Research briefed members on HB 1500 and lawmakers shared their perspectives on the bill (audio – 3m, video).From the House Bill Analysis: … Continued