WSLCB's Chief Information Officer went over the “API Key Reset” security incident with integrators, though new information was limited.
Agency leadership reviewed arguments for processors acting as distributors, learned about the most recent security issue with the state's traceability system, and heard about new dialogue between the Enforcement division and medical cannabis patient advocates.
New Enforcement officers were sworn in before public comments requesting cannabis curbside service and challenges for licensees.
The Board discussed developing a minority and women's business work group, a meeting between the agency and licensees in Spokane, and the utility of a potential cannabis ombudsman.
Staff showed the Board the agency's new research repository before they were updated on the status of a legislatively-mandated home delivery study and a draft report from the State Auditor on traceability system data.
An executive session on hidden ownership investigations was scheduled, the Board expressed skepticism about cannabis-related traffic fatality data, and reacted to an op-ed on cannabis trafficking penned by a federal official.
An informal talk with the agency's new deputy director to learn about their background resulted in board members opening up about their own reasons for joining WSLCB.
The Board voted to adopt final rules for retail license forfeiture, hosted a public hearing on 2017 cannabis legislation implementation, and heard from several individuals during public comment.
The Board heard positive feedback on changes to cannabis sampling guidelines before discussing volume discounts and cannabis economic forecasting.
An Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Project by Gartner Consulting was presented to the Committee and an executive from MJ Freeway defended the company's software development process.