Dominic Corva

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Dr. Dominic Corva is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy (CASP). He is an Associate Faculty member of Humboldt State University’s Department of Sociology, the institution where he has been an Affiliate Researcher for the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Cannabis Research for the last six years. He leads The Cannabis Alliance‘s legislative committee to vacate cannabis convictions and is the producer of the Original Terpestival, the first terpene-focused Cannabis Whole Plant popular education and craft product fair.

Marijuana Infused Edibles Update (Nov 5, 2018)

On October 3rd, staff at the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) publicly announced a re-evaluation of existing and new rules regarding the approval of marijuana infused edible (MIE) products and labels (video, presentation). For context, see Cannabis Observer’s initial edibles update, the trade association coalition proposal, and details on a flurry of edibles … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (Sep 19, 2018)

Here are some observations from the September 19th WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Research Scientist Julia Dilley presented results from a multi-state study of the effects of state and local policy frameworks on cannabis use prevalence and public health risk (transcript, audio). She reviewed several specific questions and pointed towards further … Continued

WSLCB – Special Board Caucus (September 19, 2018)

Here are some observations from the September 19th WSLCB Special Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Director of Legislative Relations Chris Thompson provided a legislative program update (transcript, audio). Materials were submitted for four agency request bills: the promoter permit; the enforcement uniformity issue; the Systems Modernization Project account sunset date extension; and the … Continued

WSLCB – Board Meeting (September 05, 2018)

Here are some observations from the September 5th WSLCB Board Meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Dan Purkey, General Manager of Artizen Cannabis, repeated a request from four months before that LCB “develop and issue a consumer alert to be posted prominently in all retail stores that warns consumers that THC percentages on the package labels … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (September 04, 2018)

Here are some observations from the September 4th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: The Board discussed challenges for medically compliant product rulemaking, one of their four priorities, by the end of the year (transcript, audio). Member Russ Hauge cited former Policy and Rules Coordinator Joanna Eide’s departure as the major reason for this … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (August 29, 2018)

Here are some observations from the August 29th WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Board discussed feedback from stakeholders about budtender permits (transcript, audio). “The Cannabis Farmers Council and Washington NORML expressed concern that the penalties for underage service were too severe. It’s a … felony,” but since that is by … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (August 28, 2018)

Here are some observations from the August 28th WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Board Member Ollie Garrett reported on her research into consistency of enforcement actions (transcript, audio). Garrett is looking for patterns, including regional variation, in the Administrative Violation Notice (AVN) data provided to her by WSLCB Enforcement. Garrett highlighted conversations with … Continued

WSLCB – Board Meeting (August 22, 2018)

Here are some observations from the August 22nd WSLCB Board Meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Board approved the supplemental CR 102 for 2017 Cannabis Legislation Rules (transcript, audio). “Lozenge” was defined to be consistent with what products “can be packaged loosely in a consistently, child-resistant, resealable container.” Licensees were added to “the list of … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (August 08, 2018)

Here are some observations from the August 8th WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Board discussed rule changes for CBD additives to I-502 products (transcript, audio). CBD additives will have to pass QA tests, including for presence of CBD. Proposed sampling and testing requirements are borrowed heavily from the Department of … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (August 1st, 2018)

Here are some observations from the August 1st WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Hidden Ownership Amnesty Program discussion has been shelved (transcript, audio). First mentioned in the June 27, 2018 EMT meeting (transcript, audio) and subsequently in the July 10, 2018 Board Caucus (transcript, audio). In the Quarterly Licensing Update, … Continued

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