Washington State Legislature – Bill Updates (March 4, 2019)

Here are some observations of the Washington State Legislature’s activity on several cannabis bills which are still active after the fiscal committee cutoff was reached on Friday March 1st. My top 3 takeaways: SB 5298, “Regarding labeling of marijuana products,” was introduced for its second reading on the Senate floor but action was deferred on … Continued

Washington State Legislature – Executive Sessions (February 20-21, 2019)

Here are some observations of executive sessions for cannabis bills and related activity across several Washington State Legislature committees on Wednesday February 20th and Thursday February 21st, 2019. My top 3 takeaways: On Wednesday, the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee moved substitute bills for SB 5318, SB 5298, and SB 5296.SB 5318 – “Reforming the … Continued

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

Washington State Senate Law and Justice Committee – Public Meeting (February 12, 2019)

Here are some observations from the February 12th Washington State Senate Law and Justice Committee (LAW) public hearing on SB 5605, “Concerning misdemeanor marijuana offense convictions.”  SB 5605 is the companion bill to HB 1500; the first public hearing for that bill was hosted by the House Public Safety Committee on February 5th. My top … Continued