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 … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (Jun 27, 2018)

Here are some observations from last Wednesday’s WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting (June 27). My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Enforcement Chief Justin Nordhorn and WSLCB Director of Licensing and Regulation Becky Smith presented a hidden ownership amnesty program proposal (transcript, audio). The program is intended to provide a means for relatively innocent parties to approach … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (Jun 26, 2018)

Here are some observations from last Tuesday’s WSLCB Board Caucus (June 26, 2018). My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Policy and Rules Coordinator Joanna Eide briefed the Board on current rulemaking(transcript, audio). WSLCB is receiving comments on the 2017 omnibus legislation rulemaking, with most interest focused on volume discount privileges. The CR 102 for 2018 legislation … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (Jun 20, 2018)

Here are some observations from last Wednesday’s WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting (Jun 20). My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Director of Legislative Relations Chris Thompson presented the Board with five potential agency legislative requests for next session (transcript, audio). One of these proposals is a new version of past requests aimed to revise the authority … Continued

WSLCB – Medical Home Delivery Study Stakeholder Meeting (Jun 19, 2018)

Here are some observations from Tuesday June 19th’s WSLCB Medical Home Delivery Study Stakeholder Meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Patients support the concept of home delivery, but are more concerned with other changes to medical cannabis laws. Patient/Advocate John Kingsbury on patient priorities: “I polled about four dozen patients. I said, what’s your top 10 … Continued

WSLCB – Integrator Work Session (Jun 21, 2018)

Here are some observations from the June 21st WSLCB Integrator Work Session. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB CIO Mary Mueller addressed the “API Key Reset” incident. While still restricted from speaking plainly by policy of the Washington State Office of the Chief Information Officer, CIO Mueller shared new information about the computer security incident (transcript, … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (June 13, 2018)

Here are some observations from Wednesday’s WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The EMT convened a rich conversation on distribution in the regulated Washington state cannabis marketplace.  WSLCB Marijuana Examiner Program Administrator Peter Corier and Policy and Rules Coordinator Joanna Eide led the discussion towards consensus on WSLCB’s position regarding to what … Continued

WSLCB – Board Meeting (June 13, 2018)

Here are some observations from the June 13th WSLCB Board Meeting. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Enforcement Chief Justin Nordhorn swore in new WSLCB Enforcement officers (audio). Officer Rachel Black joined the Region 1 Retail Unit. Officers Ashley Golden and George Mars joined the Federal Way office, with Mars joining the Enforcement team. Officer Tyler … Continued