WSLCB – Board Meeting (August 22, 2018)

Here are some observations from the August 22nd WSLCB Board Meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Board approved the supplemental CR 102 for 2017 Cannabis Legislation Rules (transcript, audio).“Lozenge” was defined to be consistent with what products “can be packaged loosely in a consistently, child-resistant, resealable container.”Licensees were added to “the list of people that … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (August 08, 2018)

Here are some observations from the August 8th WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Board discussed rule changes for CBD additives to I-502 products (transcript, audio).CBD additives will have to pass QA tests, including for presence of CBD.Proposed sampling and testing requirements are borrowed heavily from the Department of Health, including … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (August 1st, 2018)

Here are some observations from the August 1st WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Hidden Ownership Amnesty Program discussion has been shelved (transcript, audio).First mentioned in the June 27, 2018 EMT meeting (transcript, audio) and subsequently in the July 10, 2018 Board Caucus (transcript, audio).In the Quarterly Licensing Update, WSLCB Management … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (August 1st, 2018)

Here are some observations from the August 1st WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Hidden Ownership Amnesty Program discussion has been shelved (transcript, audio).First mentioned in the June 27, 2018 EMT meeting (transcript, audio) and subsequently in the July 10, 2018 Board Caucus (transcript, audio).In the Quarterly Licensing Update, WSLCB Management … Continued

WSLCB – Board Meeting (August 08, 2018)

Here are some observations from the August 8th WSLCB Board Meeting. The Board introduced and approved a CR 101 for Cannabis Quality Assurance Testing and Products Requirements (video, transcript, audio).The process aims to synchronize WSLCB cannabis rules with Department of Health (DOH) medical rules “to encourage testing efficiencies and remove existing barriers that may be … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (August 07, 2018)

Here are some observations from Tuesday’s WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: The Board intends to open rulemaking on cannabis testing requirements and medical products (transcript, audio).Sufficient momentum has developed around the subject of pesticide testing of adult-use products to open rulemaking.  Policy and Rules Coordinator Joanna Eide has been speaking to Colorado and … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (July 25, 2018)

Here are some observations from Wednesday’s WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting (July 25, 2018). My top 3 takeaways: Quarterly Rules updates were provided by WSLCB Policy and Rules Coordinator Joanna Eide (transcript, audio).Eide encouraged outreach to licensees to get a head start switching to the new packaging and labelling rules which go into effect January … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (July 31, 2018)

Here are some observations from Tuesday’s WSLCB Board Caucus (July 31, 2018). My top 3 takeaways: Updates from WSLCB Policy and Rules Coordinator Joanna Eide (transcript, audio).The Board signed off on a final response to the True Party of Interest (TPI) petition it recently received (Board Decision). The reply to attorney Orion Inskip from Gleam … Continued

WSLCB – Traceability Advisory Committee (July 24, 2018)

Here are some observations from Tuesday’s WSLCB Traceability Advisory Committee meeting (July 24, 2018). My top 3 takeaways: The Committee was updated on the MJ Freeway contract renewal (transcript, audio).MJ Freeway was given a 6-month extension, until October 24, 2018, not a full year renewal.MJ Freeway must hire an additional full-time, certified project manager.MJ Freeway … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (July 17, 2018)

Cannabis Data was unable to observe this Board Caucus. We have prepared takeaways and linked supplemental material using documents secured through public records request. My top 3 takeaways: The Board received an update on the retail license forfeiture program and the upcoming deadline for non-operational retailers.WSLCB Director of Licensing and Regulation Becky Smith said her … Continued