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.
Out-of-state tribal identification cards, an upcoming QA testing rules listening session, and the WSLCB’s internal legislative reports.
The SRCAA Board of Directors hosted a public hearing regarding the imposition of annual registration fees on licensed producers and processors within Spokane County.
The Board’s concerns about the agency’s legislative program were heard + contentious enforcement and compliance reform bills SHB 1237 and SSB 5318 are moving.
A new board interim policy was adopted and lots of news on testing labs – plus a public records bonus!
HB 1995 would enable limited vertical integration for smaller scale producers and processors, opening up direct sales and tourism modeled on craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries.
HB 1237, Member Hauge was re-appointed to the Board, and a conversation with the US Attorney for the Western District of Washington.
The WSLCB Canopy Team’s findings were summarized for agency leadership.
The Board approved all five interim policies and got an earful from eastern Washington stakeholders.
The WSLCB’s second issue brief, prevention community influence, and the first webinar on MIE packaging and labeling rules.
The edibles story continues w/ WSLCB’s draft issue brief, trade association feedback, and an agency pattern of missed deadlines.