WSLCB – Board Caucus (July 17, 2018)

Cannabis Data was unable to observe this Board Caucus. We have prepared takeaways and linked supplemental material using documents secured through public records request. My top 3 takeaways: The Board received an update on the retail license forfeiture program and the upcoming deadline for non-operational retailers.WSLCB Director of Licensing and Regulation Becky Smith said her … Continued

WSLCB – Board Planning Meeting (July 18, 2018)

Here are some observations from last Wednesday’s WSLCB Board Planning Meeting. The purpose of this annual meeting is for the Board to review goals from the previous year’s planning meeting, acknowledge accomplishments, and identify measurable goals for the coming year. My top takeaways: The Board Members shared accomplishments from the past year (transcript, audio).Board Members … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (July 24, 2018)

Here are some observations from Tuesday’s WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: An official WSLCB email was sent to a retail licensee offering an extension to the license forfeiture deadline without Board approval.On Friday (July 20), an email was sent to a licensee by WSLCB staff effectively offering an extension beyond the August 1st … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (July 10, 2018)

Here are some observations from the July 13th WSLCB Board Caucus meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Board discussed the strong reaction to the hidden ownership amnesty program proposal.(transcript, audio).The discussion of a proposed hidden ownership amnesty program at the June 27th WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting (transcript, audio) provoked a response from licensees concerned … Continued

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 survey … 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 the … 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 (HB 2334) … 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 of … Continued