Gregory is the founder of Cannabis Observer and its first citizen observer. He is also the founder + CEO of Cannabis Data, an incubator for projects which further the fresh flowering of humanity’s relationship with all cannabis cultivars. Gregory is a member of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Traceability Advisory Committee and was recognized in early 2019 for Exemplary Service by The Cannabis Alliance, a Washington-based trade association. He marshals experience with technology, startups, legislative and regulatory advocacy, activism, journalism, freedom of information – and cannabis! Based in Olympia by way of Austin, Greg and his family call the tall trees of Washington home.
11 cannabis-related bills remain active approaching Wednesday’s house of origin cutoff, and the City of Seattle hosts a forum on “Cannabis Equity in Our Community” on Saturday.
15 cannabis-related bills may be considered by Washington state legislature fiscal committees through Tuesday, determining which legislation continues forward.
The Legislature planned to convene 8 public hearings and at least 8 executive sessions across 7 committee meetings while the WSLCB prepared to adopt a slate of new emergency rules.
Five cannabis-related bills were scheduled for consideration in four committee meetings and the WSLCB Board will likely receive its first legislative update of the session.
11 cannabis-related bills were scheduled for consideration in 5 committee meetings while the WSLCB planned action on Cannabis Penalties and Quality Control Testing rules.
Washington state’s short legislative session begins today while the regulatory cadence at the WSLCB and Ecology continues apace.
Returning from holidaze, the WSLCB, SBOH, and WSDA were all scheduled to convene public events – and Cannabis Observer hosts its first weekly meetup for the legislative session.
On Thursday, software integrators will learn about WSLCB’s resolutions for the new year as regards traceability vendor MJ Freeway of Akerna.
No meetings this week, Happy Holidaze!
WSLCB’s Cannabis Advisory Council will provide a preview of the legislative session and a Special Board Meeting is scheduled prior to the holidaze to move rulemaking projects.