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.
The Washington State Board of Health planned to adopt emergency rules prohibiting the sale of “flavored vapor products” including “marijuana-infused extracts or marijuana concentrates for inhalation.”
On Wednesday, WSLCB will propose changes to vapor product rules in the wake of Governor Inslee’s executive order “ADDRESSING THE VAPING USE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS.”
This week: a new WSLCB Traceability 2.0 work group, the Cannabis Penalties listen and learn forum, and Ecology’s Cannabis Science Task Force Steering Committee convenes.
DOH hosts a public hearing on compassionate care renewals and the WSLCB Traceability Advisory Committee will consider how to exit from MJ Freeway.
A new Traceability Data Sharing Agreement Work Group convenes, the lege asks for a marijuana update, and the Board confronts an emergent public health crisis attributed to vaping.
Feedback on potential agency request legislation for social equity, smaller producers, and medical cannabis is due no later than Thursday September 4th.
The legislature asked the agency to explore “varying the marijuana excise tax rate based on product potency” and will be assisted by a broad spectrum of voices and BOTEC Analysis.
Proposed revisions to cannabis penalties will likely be shared this week in addition to regularly scheduled agency meetings.
Ecology lights up the Cannabis Science Task Force, the Board meets in Bothell, WSLCB’s taxation by potency workgroup convenes, plus a QA listen and learn forum.
The WSLCB was open to new approaches to regulating Washington state’s cannabis supply chain besides “seed-to-sale” traceability.