Julia Lee

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Julia Lee has been working in the cannabis space since 2015 and has had a wide range of experience on various fronts of the industry. Originally from Denver, Julia moved to Washington in 2017 and is the Operations Manager at industry non-profit The Cannabis Alliance. Driven by her love for the plant and the community, Julia’s focus is on empowering leaders of the industry through education.

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (June 06, 2018)

Here are some observations from the June 6th WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Trecia Ehrlich, Research Consultant with the WSLCB Director’s Office, introduced the Board to a research repository she has created and demonstrated ways in which it is possible to start using the content to inform policy making. Ehrlich made … Continued

WSLCB – Executive Management Team (May 30, 2018)

Here are some observations from the June 5th WSLCB Executive Management Team meeting. My top 3 takeaways: This Executive Management Team meeting served as an informal introduction and Q&A between members of the Board and the incoming WSLCB Deputy Director, former Department of Licensing Director Pat Kohler.  Peter Antolin, the current WSLCB Deputy Director, is … Continued

WSLCB – Board Meeting (May 30, 2018)

Here are some observations from the Wednesday May 30th WSLCB Board Meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Joanne Eide, Policy and Rules Coordinator at the WSLCB, asked the Board to adopt the final CR 103 for retail license forfeiture rules. Joanna went over parameters set in statute that exempt certain licensees from the forfeiture requirements; for … Continued

WSLCB – Board Meeting (May 16, 2018)

Here are some observations from the May 16th WSLCB Board Meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Regulatory consultant, Chris Marr, addressed the Board after his petition for white/private label cannabis was denied the day before. Chris Marr thanked the Board for their consideration of his request but felt as if there were flaws in the staff … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (May 15, 2018)

Here are some observations from the May 15th WSLCB Board Caucus meeting. My top 3 takeaways: A request for rulemaking on private or white label cannabis products was denied by the Board (transcript, audio). Former WSLCB Board Member and Regulatory Consultant Chris Marr requested rulemaking regarding white label or private label cannabis products. WSLCB Policy … Continued

WSLCB – Cannabis Advisory Council (May 09, 2018)

Here are some observations from the May 9th WSLCB Cannabis Advisory Council meeting. My top 3 takeaways: Becky Smith, Director of Licensing gave an update Retail Tile Certificates as well as the status of various licensing queues. (transcript). An interim policy was implemented and CR-101 was filed for Retail Tile Certificates on April 18, 2018. … Continued

WSLCB – Board Meeting (May 02, 2018)

Here are some observations from the May 2nd WSLCB Board Meeting. My top 3 takeaways: The Board approved the CR 103 for packaging and labeling rules (CR 103, transcript, audio) and adopted a Board Interim Policy to give licensees the option to implement the new rules more quickly (BIP-05-2018, transcript, audio). WSLCB Policy and Rules … Continued

WSLCB – Board Caucus (May 1, 2018)

Here are some observations from the May 1st WSLCB Board Caucus which was a relatively short one. My top 3 takeaways: WSLCB Policy and Rules Coordinator, Joanna Eide prepared the board for Wednesday’s Board Meeting (May 2) where she will bring them the final CR-103 for packaging and labeling rules with no additional changes to … Continued

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