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.
A new home grow bill is well positioned at the start of the 2019 Washington State legislative session.
The governor’s pardon program expedites the process of applying for and receiving clemency for a limited class of misdemeanor possession convictions.
A substantial legislative update from Chris Thompson on the WSLCB’s plans for the upcoming session.
WSLCB’s new “Policy Analysis Framework” brings public health, prevention, and public safety “front and center” in agency decision-making.
Enforcement is preparing a notice for retailers, Licensing and Regulation is convening finance experts, and new retail licensing numbers were shared.
Three Board Interim Policies were adopted which impact cannabis licensees, two more are set to return, and an activist asked some hard questions.
WA House COG was updated on WSLCB’s, DOE’s, and WSDA’s cannabis programs and interim legislative studies.
Home delivery of medical cannabis study, WSLCB’s evolving product approval process, and updates from agency leadership.
Rulemaking opened for required retailer signage, draft language was approved for vapor products rules, and a cannabis retailer asked for help.
WACA, The Cannabis Alliance, and WSLCB update the House Commerce and Gaming committee on the status of the cannabis industry.