Office of Governor Jay Inslee

The Week Ahead (May 20, 2019)

Here’s a look at the week ahead. TUESDAY: Tuesday morning at 9:30am PT @ the Governor’s Conference Room, Jay Inslee is scheduled to sign HB 1109, the biennium budget. Several cannabis-related bills have dedicated appropriations in the bill in addition to the operating budgets of the agencies which regulate the plant. On Tuesday at 10am … Continued

The Week Ahead (May 13, 2019)

Here’s a look at the week ahead. TODAY: On Monday May 13th at 3:30pm PT @ the Governor’s Conference Room, five out of six remaining cannabis-related bills are scheduled for signing (bill action notice). HB 1792 – “Concerning criminal penalties applicable to licensed marijuana retailers and employees of marijuana retail outlets.” HB 1794 – “Concerning … Continued

Washington State Legislature – Executive Actions (May 10, 2019)

Washington’s regular legislative session adjourned sine die on Sunday April 28th. A special legislative session has not been called by Governor Jay Inslee. Throughout the 2019 session, Cannabis Observer summarized legislative activity on cannabis-related bills including the house of origin, committee report, opposite house, and sine die cutoffs; and executive actions as of last Friday. … Continued

The Week Ahead (May 6, 2019)

The week is wide open. No public meetings at the WSLCB, the legislature has completed their long session of the biennium, and only six cannabis-related bills remain unsigned on the Governor’s desk. Of the five cannabis-related bills already signed by Governor Jay Inslee, only SB 5276 had an immediate effective date. The hemp bill is … Continued

Washington State Legislature – Executive Actions (May 3, 2019)

Washington’s regular legislative session adjourned sine die on Sunday April 28th. A special legislative session is unlikely to be called by Governor Jay Inslee as the budget was passed. Throughout the 2019 session, Cannabis Observer summarized legislative activity on cannabis-related bills including the house of origin, committee report, opposite house, and sine die cutoffs. We’ve … Continued

The Week Ahead (April 29, 2019)

Hemp production is now “a legal, agricultural activity in this state.” Governor Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Second Substitute SB 5276 (E2SSB 5276) on Friday April 26th and the new law became effective immediately. Here’s a look at the week ahead. TODAY: On Monday at 1:30pm PT @ the Whitman County Courthouse, the Whitman County Commissioners … Continued

Office of Governor Jay Inslee – Washington State Cannabis Summit (January 04, 2019)

Here are some observations from Governor Jay Inslee’s address on Friday January 4th at the Washington State Cannabis Summit hosted by The Cannabis Alliance. My top 3 takeaways: Governor Inslee announced the Marijuana Justice Initiative, a special pardon program for state misdemeanor cannabis convictions operated by his office (audio – 9m, video). Governor Inslee’s description … Continued