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 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.
WSLCB planned to host a public hearing on packaging and labeling rules, adopt final rules on vapor products, and work with stakeholders on TPI and the future of traceability.
After meeting in closed executive session, the public portion of the caucus meeting was cancelled after the Board was unexpectedly unable to achieve quorum.
An otherwise routine post-holiday week includes the next step in a methodical push to encourage the WSLCB to distribute responsibility for generation of traceability identifiers.
The Board hosts a public hearing on the Vapor Products rulemaking project and technical minds planned to recommend a different approach to generation of traceability identifiers.