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 edibles story continues w/ WSLCB’s draft issue brief, trade association feedback, and an agency pattern of missed deadlines.
Regulators prepare for changes to medical cannabis, lab oversight, and canopy – plus WSDA signals increased commitment to cannabis!
MJ Freeway misses another deadline, but data-driven traceability alerts are coming and the integrators will be certified.
The WSLCB may re-evaluate fundamental regulatory choices about tied house rules and financing that structure the Washington I-502 marketplace.
Public records reveal a flurry of WSLCB activity on MIEs at the end of August, coincident with the departure of the cannabis rules coordinator.
Here’s the marijuana infused edibles (MIE) regulation proposal presented to WSLCB by a coalition of Washington cannabis trade associations.
Background and research from Cannabis Observer about WSLCB’s recently announced re-interpretation of rules regarding marijuana infused edibles (MIEs).
Observations from the September 26th JLARC I-900 Subcommittee public hearing for the SAO’s performance audit of the WSLCB.
Takeaways on the newest MJ Freeway contract amendment and algorithms that would automatically flag suspicious transactions in the traceability data.
Here are some observations from last Wednesday’s WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting (June 27). My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Enforcement Chief Justin Nordhorn and WSLCB Director of Licensing and Regulation Becky Smith presented a hidden ownership amnesty program proposal (transcript, audio). The program is intended to provide a means for relatively innocent parties to approach … Continued