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.

Washington State Legislature – Opposite House Cutoff (April 17, 2019)

Eleven cannabis-related bills have made it through both chambers of the legislature.

Washington State Legislature – Committee Report Cutoff (April 9, 2019)

11 cannabis-related bills remain in motion after Tuesday’s committee report deadline.

Washington State Legislature – Cannabis Bill Activity (April 1-2, 2019)

SB 5605 (vacating misdemeanor possession convictions) and SB 5298 (structure or function claims) are still moving, but SB 5985 was heard for other reasons.