WSLCB – Executive Management Team (December 12, 2018)

Here are some observations from the Wednesday December 12th WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Enforcement is drafting a letter to retailers regarding compliant medical cannabis products and enforcement of rules on accompanying and on request materials (audio – 9m).Chief of Enforcement Justin Nordhorn reported the letter is intended, in part, … Continued

WSLCB – Board Meeting (December 12, 2018)

Here are some observations from the Wednesday December 12th WSLCB Board Meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Board members approved three Board Interim Policies (BIP) following briefings from Policy and Rules Coordinator Kathy Hoffman.Board Interim Policy BIP-06-2018 addresses a licensee’s ability to utilize their own money in their cannabis business prior to vetting required by WAC … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (December 11, 2018)

Here are some observations from the December 11th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Karen McCall, WSLCB Policy and Rules Coordinator, prepared the Board for five board interim policies (BIP) proposed for adoption at Wednesday’s board meeting.  Two of the proposed policies were sent back to agency staff.BIP-06-2018: “Allowing marijuana licensees to spend their … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (December 4, 2018)

Here are some observations from the December 4th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Board Chair Jane Rushford introduced the new WSLCB Public Health Education Liaison, Scott McCarty (audio – 10m).McCarty will be replacing Mary Segawa who has held the position since January 2010.Starting in 2013, McCarty worked on youth prevention for the … Continued

Washington State House Commerce and Gaming Committee – Work Session (December 3, 2018)

Here are some observations from the December 3rd Washington State House Commerce and Gaming Committee work session. The committee heard updates on cannabis topics from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB), the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA). My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Director of … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (November 28, 2018)

Here are some observations from the November 28th WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Chris Thompson, WSLCB Director of Legislative Relations, and Research Consultant Trecia Ehrlich presented the agency’s draft Home Delivery of Medical Cannabis Study (audio – 48m).The study was requested by the legislature at the behest of Representative Shelley Kloba … Continued

WSLCB – Board Meeting (November 28, 2018)

Here are some observations from the November 28th WSLCB Board Meeting. My top takeaways: WSLCB board members approved the initiation of rulemaking for changes in required signage at cannabis retailers (audio, video, notice, issue paper, CR-101).Policy and Rules Coordinator Kathy Hoffman explained that recent changes to notifications for pregnant customers on packaging and labeling necessitate similar updates … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (November 27, 2018)

Here are some observations from the November 27th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Board Member Russ Hauge discussed a recent meeting with Bailey Hirschburg of Washington NORML and Chris Thompson, WSLCB Director of Legislative Relations, regarding on-site sales and tastings (audio, meeting handout).The board discussed enabling smaller producers to implement partial vertical integration … Continued