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 – Board Meeting (July 25, 2018)

Here are some observations from last Wednesday’s WSLCB Board Meeting (July 25, 2018). The only cannabis-relevant items in this meeting were public comments by Jim MacRae and Don Skakie. My top 2 takeaways: Jim MacRae of Straight Line Analytics critiqued the MJ Freeway contract renewal  (transcript, video).MacRae stated that since the end of January, “the … 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

WSLCB – Board Planning Meeting (July 18, 2018)

Here are some observations from last Wednesday’s WSLCB Board Planning Meeting. The purpose of this annual meeting is for the Board to review goals from the previous year’s planning meeting, acknowledge accomplishments, and identify measurable goals for the coming year. My top takeaways: The Board Members shared accomplishments from the past year (transcript, audio).Board Members … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (July 24, 2018)

Here are some observations from Tuesday’s WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: An official WSLCB email was sent to a retail licensee offering an extension to the license forfeiture deadline without Board approval.On Friday (July 20), an email was sent to a licensee by WSLCB staff effectively offering an extension beyond the August 1st … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (July 10, 2018)

Here are some observations from the July 13th WSLCB Board Caucus meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Board discussed the strong reaction to the hidden ownership amnesty program proposal.(transcript, audio).The discussion of a proposed hidden ownership amnesty program at the June 27th WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting (transcript, audio) provoked a response from licensees concerned … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (Jul 3, 2018)

Here are some observations from the July 3rd WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: The Board is considering medical cannabis reform (transcript, audio).Tasked by the legislature to conduct a study on home delivery of medical cannabis products, the WSLCB convened an initial stakeholder workgroup last month and Patient/Advocate John Kingsbury followed up with survey … Continued