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’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.
Legislative predictions, the medical home delivery report, the latest cannabis rulemaking, and a new Tribal Liaison.
In this short meeting, WSLCB Board Members describe a “calm before the storm” of upcoming actions and events.
Updates on WSLCB’s cannabis actions at their October 31st Board Meeting and EMT and news that MJ Freeway will not hit their deadline once again…