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 Senate Labor and Commerce Committee – Public Hearing (January 31, 2019)

Here are some observations from the January 31st Washington State Senate Labor and Commerce Committee morning meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Committee hosted a public hearing for SB 5155, “Allowing residential marijuana agriculture.”SB 5155 is the companion bill to HB 1131; the first public hearing for that bill was in the House Commerce and … Continued