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.
Cannabis Observer looks more closely at the trade association coalition proposal to the WSLCB detailing updates to MIE regulations (and more).
In depth transcription and summary of research scientist Julia Dilley’s presentation to the WSLCB EMT on September 19, 2018.
Observations from the September 19th WSLCB Special Board Caucus including legislative program updates, the home delivery study, & medically compliant products.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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