A Call for Unity, A Call to Action
For too long now cannabis companies have been struggling to survive in the i502 regulatory system. All too often we feel like our pleas for respite from our regulators and legislators go unanswered. The licensees I talk to feel powerless and jaded by the process. It has been 10 years since the launch of i502 and it is clear that we need a major rework of the i502 system for the benefit of all licensees in the state.
My name is Burl Bryson and I am the new Executive Director of The Cannabis Alliance. I am a recovering attorney and I have spent the last 20 years in the cannabis industry as a patient, designated producer, and CEO. I have spent the last 7 years running licensed cannabis companies in Oregon and Washington. The Cannabis Alliance is Washington’s largest association of licensees, with a deep cross-section across all license types, Producer/Processor, Retail and ancillary businesses and we count some of the most respected cannabis companies in the state among our members. We truly try to represent all cannabis companies and cannabis consumers in the state. We are dedicated to the Advancement of a Vital, Ethical, Equitable and Sustainable cannabis industry in Washington. We believe the current situation is not sustainable.
The message is clear from legislators and regulators:
Shelley Kloba: TBA
Sharon Shewmake: TBA
Cannabis 502.0 begins with you!
The Cannabis Alliance is proud to announce that we have initiated a Grassroots Campaign to engage legislators and start the process of getting Cannabis 502.0 passed. The Grassroots program starts with identifying key races and legislators we support in the upcoming election in November. We intend to engage with all licensees, regardless if you are a member or not, to inform you about candidates who are running, fundraisers, doorbelling campaigns and other campaign activity in your district. We are working for the benefit of all licensees in the state, but we need your help to get the job done!
10 Things you can do today to help:
Please join me in making Cannabis 502.0 a reality in Washington and in helping to create a vital, ethical, equitable and sustainable cannabis industry for everyone.