WSLCB – Board Caucus (May 15, 2018)

Here are some observations from the May 15th WSLCB Board Caucus meeting. My top 3 takeaways: A request for rulemaking on private or white label cannabis products was denied by the Board (transcript, audio).Former WSLCB Board Member and Regulatory Consultant Chris Marr requested rulemaking regarding white label or private label cannabis products.WSLCB Policy and Rules … Continued

WSLCB – Traceability Advisory Committee (May 11, 2018)

Here are some observations from the May 11th WSLCB Traceability Advisory Committee meeting. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB CFO Jim Morgan provided further details on the data sources used to generate the retail sales figures presented at the last Traceability Advisory Committee meeting (Apr 24).  Retailers currently use a separate manual process to report sales … Continued

WSLCB – Cannabis Advisory Council (May 09, 2018)

Here are some observations from the May 9th WSLCB Cannabis Advisory Council meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Becky Smith, Director of Licensing gave an update Retail Tile Certificates as well as the status of various licensing queues. (transcript).An interim policy was implemented and CR-101 was filed for Retail Tile Certificates on April 18, 2018. This … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (May 02, 2018)

Here are some observations from the May 2nd WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Director of Legislative Affairs Chris Thompson visited with the Executive Management Team (transcript, audio).He briefed the Team on the process and timeline for agency request legislation: how the WSLCB presents proposals for activity during the next legislative … Continued

WSLCB – Traceability Advisory Committee (Apr 24, 2018)

Here are some observations from the April 24th WSLCB Traceability Advisory Committee meeting. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB CFO Jim Morgan presented aggregate monthly retail sales figures compiled from contingency period data and the first month of transactions under the MJ Freeway Leaf traceability system (slide with figures, transcript, audio).  Although the three-month window of … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (Apr 18, 2018)

Here are some observations from the April 18th WSLCB Executive Management Team (EMT) meeting. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Policy and Rules Coordinator Joanna Eide presented a Quarterly Cannabis and Vapor Rules Review summarizing all current rulemaking activity for the EMT.Packaging and Labeling Rules (transcript, audio).Retail License Forfeiture Rules (transcript, audio).2017 Cannabis Legislation Rules (transcript, … Continued