Washington State Department of Agriculture
(WSDA)

The Week Ahead (July 15, 2019)

Traceability got you down? As of 11pm PT on Saturday July 13th, MJ Freeway’s Leaf Data Systems was down for maintenance. A critical point of interoperability and data transfer between third-party software providers serving licensees, the centralized traceability system remains necessary to document supply chain events and business-to-business transactions within the I-502 marketplace. Operators are … Continued

The Week Ahead (July 8, 2019)

This week may be our first opportunity to get a look inside the new headquarters of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) @ 1025 Union Ave, Olympia, WA 98501 as all agency public meetings were cancelled last week. Take a look at the map when planning your next visit; parking is easier and … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (June 12, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Wednesday June 12th WSLCB Executive Management Team public meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Staff shared their observations about the first interagency meeting of the WSLCB’s Cannabis 2.0 project (audio – 19m). The Cannabis 2.0 project (C2.0) was a key subject of the previous day’s Board Caucus. Board Chair Jane … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (June 04, 2019)

Here are some observations from the June 4th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Agency Director Rick Garza spoke about new agency efforts to coordinate with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) on hemp (audio – 6m). Garza started off by citing SB 5276 on hemp production and said many I-502 licensees had … Continued

WSLCB – Lab Licensure Listen and Learn Session (June 3, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Monday June 3rd WSLCB Lab Licensure Listen and Learn Session. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Marijuana Examiner Manager Kendra Hodgson introduced and led the session. Hodgson said the session was one of the agency’s “methods and modes of communication” with stakeholders and welcomed input beyond the event. She mentioned … 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

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (April 3, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Wednesday April 3rd WSLCB Executive Management Team (EMT) public meeting. This week’s Board Caucus and EMT meeting were canceled. My top 3 takeaways: Enforcement Chief Justin Nordhorn confirmed the agency’s position against advertising of cannabis products and trade names in and around public parks (audio – 3m). Nordhorn said, … Continued