Here are some observations from the March 13th WSLCB Board Caucus.
My top 3 takeaways:
- Deputy Director Peter Antolin updated the Board on the latest developments around traceability. WSLCB plans to hire a technical Independent Verification and Validation (IVV) vendor to analyze the source of issues being encountered by licensees: is it MJ Freeway or third-party integrator platforms? The blocking issue Confidence Analytics identified was specifically mentioned – with reassurances that it had been escalated and a papertrail workaround communicated to licensees. Later on Tuesday, Peter planned to meet with MJ Freeway’s CEO for what was presented as a serious discussion about their contract with WSLCB and “the company’s viability.” Here’s a link to that segment of the transcript and a link to the audio recording of that segment of the meeting.
- Member Russ Hauge reported that WSLCB Enforcement and HR have completed a draft SOP for Enforcement’s administrative visits to cannabis licensees. Here’s a link to that segment of the transcript and a link to the audio recording of that segment of the meeting.
- Member Russ Hauge heads to Washington, D.C. next week as part of a delegation promoting Washington state’s cannabis industry. Objectives were discussed and it was mentioned that the trip has been organized by WaCA. Here’s a link to that segment of the transcript and a link to the audio recording of that segment of the meeting.
Here are the shared documents for your review: