Gregory Foster

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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.

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (June 27, 2018)

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

WSLCB – Integrator Work Session (Jun 21, 2018)

Here are some observations from the June 21st WSLCB Integrator Work Session. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB CIO Mary Mueller addressed the “API Key Reset” incident. While still restricted from speaking plainly by policy of the Washington State Office of the Chief Information Officer, CIO Mueller shared new information about the computer security incident (transcript, … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (May 22, 2018)

Here are some observations from the May 22nd WSLCB Board Caucus. My top 3 takeaways: Board Member Russ Hauge attended a meeting of law enforcement agencies, associations, and task forces organized by the Department of Justice and the US Attorneys for Western and Eastern Washington (transcript, audio). Discussion focused on whether and to what extent … Continued