Julia Lee started working in the cannabis space in Denver in 2015 and has had a wide range of experience on various fronts of the industry. Julia moved to Washington in 2017 and was formerly the Operations Manager at industry non-profit The Cannabis Alliance. Currently she works as a manager at Uncle Ike's Pot Shop in Seattle. Driven by her love for the plant and the community, Julia's focus is on empowering leaders of the industry through education.
Members heard about data sources used to generate retail sales figures, future plans for sourcing those numbers, and the WSLCB's absence of plans to address data integrity issues.
The advisory council heard and commented on staff updates covering licensing, rulemaking, and legislative activity by the agency.
The Board voted to adopt changes to packaging and labeling rules as well as an interim policy for licensees to expedite implementation of the new rules and public comment drew remarks on WSLCB's lack of consideration for medical cannabis patients and consumer over-reliance on cannabis potency numbers.
The Policy and Rules Coordinator offered a look ahead at rulemaking actions and a recently received petition, and the Board will hear a presentation on opening up the agency's cannabis research collection.
Licensing staff briefed on the retail title certificate program before the Board learned about the agency's contracting process and equity programs in other legal cannabis markets.