Gregory Foster

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Gregory is the founder of Cannabis Observer and its first citizen observer. Gregory is a member of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Traceability 2.0 Work Group 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.

The Week Ahead (May 4, 2020)

Here’s a look at cannabis-related policymaking events on Cannabis Observer’s calendars in the week ahead. Monday May 4th On Monday, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee planned to issue an extension of his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” proclamation which would likely impact the expiration of 19 other COVID-19 proclamations which were extended earlier in April. In … Continued

The Week Ahead (April 27, 2020)

Here’s a look at cannabis-related policymaking events on Cannabis Observer’s calendars in the week ahead. Tuesday April 28th On Tuesday at 10am PT, the weekly Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Board Caucus was scheduled to recur. [ Event Details ] The Board last convened in caucus on Tuesday April 14th. At publication time, … Continued

The Week Ahead (April 20, 2020)

Here’s a look at cannabis-related policymaking events on Cannabis Observer’s calendars in the week ahead. Monday April 20th On Monday, cannabis enthusiasts around the world would reconsider the meaning of 420 during a pandemic spread by social contact, as regulatory agencies and trade associations actively discouraged public gatherings. Ever since “the Waldos” began furtively confirming … Continued

The Week Ahead (April 13, 2020)

Here’s a look at cannabis-related policymaking events on Cannabis Observer’s calendars in the week ahead. Tuesday April 14th On Tuesday at 10am PT, the weekly Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Board Caucus was scheduled to recur. [ Event Details ] The last four regularly scheduled board caucus meetings have been cancelled. The Board … Continued

The Week Ahead (April 6, 2020)

Here’s a look at cannabis-related policymaking events on Cannabis Observer’s calendars in the week ahead. Monday April 6th On Monday at 1pm PT, a Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Special Board Meeting was scheduled to occur. [ Event Details ] The last four regularly scheduled board meetings have been cancelled. The agency last … Continued

The Week Ahead (March 30, 2020)

Here’s a look at cannabis-related policymaking events on Cannabis Observer’s calendars in the week ahead. This release is our 300th summary of cannabis-related policymaking in Washington state, a milestone we anticipated when we marked two years of citizen observation earlier this month. Thank you so much to all of our sponsors and donors without whom … Continued

The Week Ahead (March 23, 2020)

Here’s a look at cannabis-related policymaking events on Cannabis Observer’s calendars in the week ahead. Monday March 23rd On Monday, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Traceability 2.0 Work Group had been scheduled to meet, but the meeting was cancelled as part of the agency’s response to COVID-19. [ Event Details ] The … Continued

The Week Ahead (March 16, 2020)

Here’s a look at cannabis-related policymaking events on Cannabis Observer’s calendars in the week ahead. Monday March 16th On Monday morning at 11am PT, Washington Governor Jay Inslee and King County Executive Dow Constantine planned to host a press conference announcing additional restrictions on public movement “to escalate our response” to the continued spread of … Continued

The Week Ahead (March 9, 2020)

Here’s a look at cannabis-related policymaking events on Cannabis Observer’s calendars in the week ahead. Tuesday March 10th On Tuesday at 10am PT, the weekly Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Board Caucus was scheduled to recur. [ Event Details ] Wednesday March 11th On Wednesday at 9am PT, the WSLCB Voluntary Compliance Program … Continued

The Week Ahead (March 2, 2020)

Here’s a look at cannabis-related policymaking events on Cannabis Observer’s calendars in the week ahead. Monday March 2nd On Monday at 10am PT, the Washington State Senate Ways and Means Committee (WA Senate WM) was scheduled to convene a committee meeting and work session. [ Event Details ] At publication time, WA Senate WM was … Continued