Gregory is the founder of Cannabis Observer and its first citizen observer. Gregory is a member of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Traceability 2.0 Work Group 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 Board reviewed the latest information on vapor associated lung injuries (VALI).
Washington state’s short legislative session begins today while the regulatory cadence at the WSLCB and Ecology continues apace.
The Board was treated to a sweeping survey of the agency’s prevention and public health efforts before a swift public hearing on the Cannabis Penalties rulemaking project.
Attendees introduced themselves, indicating a mix of prevention, public health, and industry perspectives would be shared on the topic of packaging and labeling (PAL).
The Board discussed the medical cannabis patient registry, reviewed allegations of unjust treatment from members of Black Excellence in Cannabis, and heard a rulemaking update.
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 Wednesday at 10am PT @ WSLCB, the bi-weekly Board Meeting was scheduled to recur.
On Wednesday at 9:30am PT @ the Department of Health (DOH), the State Board of Health (SBOH) Board Meeting was scheduled to occur.
On Wednesday at 9:30am PT @ the Port of Quincy (Quincy, WA), the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and several other organizations were scheduled to convene at the Industrial Hemp Summit.
Agency leadership learned about the Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) which provides perspective on alcohol, cannabis, and vapor product use by Washington children in grades 6-12.