WSLCB – Board Caucus (September 11, 2018)

Here are some observations from the September 11th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Chris Thompson, WSLCB Director of Legislative Affairs, requested Board approval to move forward on the agency’s five legislative requests for the 2019 session, including a bill to expand the agency’s authority to define and implement mandatory budtender training (transcript, audio). … Continued

WSLCB – Board Meeting (September 05, 2018)

Here are some observations from the September 5th WSLCB Board Meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Dan Purkey, General Manager of Artizen Cannabis, repeated a request from four months before that LCB “develop and issue a consumer alert to be posted prominently in all retail stores that warns consumers that THC percentages on the package labels … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (September 04, 2018)

Here are some observations from the September 4th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: The Board discussed challenges for medically compliant product rulemaking, one of their four priorities, by the end of the year (transcript, audio). Member Russ Hauge cited former Policy and Rules Coordinator Joanna Eide’s departure as the major reason for this … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (August 29, 2018)

Here are some observations from the August 29th WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Board discussed feedback from stakeholders about budtender permits (transcript, audio). “The Cannabis Farmers Council and Washington NORML expressed concern that the penalties for underage service were too severe. It’s a … felony,” but since that is by … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (August 28, 2018)

Here are some observations from the August 28th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Board Member Ollie Garrett reported on her research into consistency of enforcement actions (transcript, audio). Garrett is looking for patterns, including regional variation, in the Administrative Violation Notice (AVN) data provided to her by WSLCB Enforcement. Garrett highlighted conversations with … Continued