M. Bailey Hirschburg

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With over a decade of cannabis reform advocacy with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Bailey was Washington NORML’s Legislative Associate during the 2017-18 legislative sessions and the only lobbyist focused solely on recreational cannabis policy. He’s currently the consumer representative on the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board’s Cannabis Advisory Council and consults for regulators, licensees, and individuals. Bailey has a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and lives in Lacey, Washington with his wife.

WSLCB – Listen and Learn Forum – QA Testing and Product Requirements (August 22, 2019)

Here are some observations from the Thursday August 22nd Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Listen and Learn Forum on the Quality Assurance (QA) Testing and Product Requirements rulemaking project. My top 4 takeaways: Policy and Rules Coordinator Kathy Hoffman briefed on the purpose of the session and its organization before asking attendees to … Continued

DOE – Cannabis Science Task Force Steering Committee (August 21, 2019)

The Washington State Department of Ecology launched the Cannabis Science Task Force to assist in the methodical migration of authority for testing lab accreditation from the WSLCB.