WSLCB – Board Caucus (June 25, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Tuesday June 25th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Director Rick Garza informed the Board of his conversations with industry representatives about the Packaging and Labeling rulemaking project (audio – 7m). Packaging and Labeling (PAL) has been a high-profile topic since the agency abruptly re-interpreted rules on marijuana … Continued

WSLCB – Listen and Learn Forum (April 9, 2019)

Here are some observations from the April 9th WSLCB Listen and Learn Forum on the Quality Assurance Testing and Product Requirements rulemaking project. Today at 1:30pm, WSLCB will host a follow-up forum to gather additional feedback from the regulated community. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Policy and Rules Coordinator Kathy Hoffman and consultant Debbie Rough-Mack … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (June 18, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Tuesday June 18th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Board Member Russ Hauge spoke about his continuing efforts to define and support “craft cannabis” businesses (audio – 6m). For some time, Hauge has voiced an interest in helping smaller licensees and treating cannabis similar to Washington’s craft wineries … Continued

WSLCB – Traceability Advisory Committee (June 13, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Thursday June 13th WSLCB Marijuana Traceability Project (MTP) Advisory Committee meeting. My top 3 takeaways, plus a bonus takeaway at the end: The committee reviewed complications which prompted the WSLCB to further delay release 1.37.5 of Washington State’s version of MJ Freeway’s Leaf Data Systems (audio – 7m). Washington … Continued

The Week Ahead (June 17, 2019)

Here’s a look at the week ahead. Expect a revised launch date for release 1.37.5 of Washington’s version of MJ Freeway’s Leaf Data Systems seed-to-sale traceability system, the information backbone of the I-502 regulated marketplace. Last Monday, we expected to receive a revised launch date – but nothing was forthcoming from the agency until WSLCB … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (June 12, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Wednesday June 12th WSLCB Executive Management Team public meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Staff shared their observations about the first interagency meeting of the WSLCB’s Cannabis 2.0 project (audio – 19m). The Cannabis 2.0 project (C2.0) was a key subject of the previous day’s Board Caucus. Board Chair Jane … Continued

WSLCB – Board Meeting (June 12, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Wednesday June 12th WSLCB Board Meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Board approved an interim policy suspending the requirement that cannabinoid additives from outside the regulated marketplace be entered into the traceability system (audio – 7m, video). Board Interim Policy 12-2019 was discussed the previous day during the Board … Continued