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 – Board Caucus (September 24, 2019)

The Director briefed on the agency’s request legislation and the vaping-related health scare, which includes a new lawsuit in Pierce County filed against six cannabis product manufacturers.

WSLCB – Board Meeting (September 18, 2019)

The latest on all open rulemaking projects including a signal that WSLCB intends to modify vapor product regulation in response to a widely publicized health scare.

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

Participants shared strategies to mitigate costs and phase-in new pesticide and heavy metals testing requirements for cannabis products in Washington state.

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.