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2019 Fall Policy Conference
Thursday, October 03, 2019, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM PST
Category: Events

Please join us on for our 5th Annual Fall Policy Conference. Year after year, the policy conference is one of our member’s highest-rated and provides the last opportunity before legislative session starts to sit face-to-face with lawmakers, legislative leadership and key state agency personnel. 

This year, WACA’s industry Councils (Producers, Processors, Laboratories, and Retailers) will convene the evening prior to the conference to codify sector-identified priorities for our 2019-2020 agenda. You will have the chance to ask questions and get up-to-speed about the work of the organization that will launch January 13, 2020, during their summary presentation the afternoon of the conference. 

Click here to register - detailed agenda below. 

Location: Marriott Seattle Airport / 3201 S. 176th Street, Seattle, 98188

Cost (includes continental breakfast & lunch):

Members: $100 + $25 each additional attendee
Non-members: $150 + $50 each additional attendee

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Check-In



9:00 am


-   Opening Remarks

Vicki Christophersen, WACA Board Chair Jim Mullen/Herbery

9:30 am

Department of Agriculture: Update on hemp rules and Marijuna Infused Edibles


Invited: Kelly McClain, Policy Advisor to the Director


10:30 am

Legislative Panel – dialogue with industry members about cannabis policy going forwar

Rep. Steve Kirby

Rep. Melanie Morgan

Rep. Brandon Vic,

Rep. Eric Pettigrew,

Sen. Derek Stanford 

11:30 am


Keynote Update: Very exciting announcement from the Washington State Department of Commerce regarding the cannabis industry - you do not want to miss this opportunity to be one of the first to hear this news!

Brian Hatfield, WA State Department of Commerce


1:00 PM

WSLCB Panel: Update on traceability

Invited Megan Duffy, WSLCB Deputy Director

2:00 PM

WSLCB Panel: update on rule-making

Katherine Hoffman, WSLCB Cannabis Policy & Rules Coordinator

3:00 pm

Summary recap from WACA Councils: Producers, Processors, Laboratories, Retailers – status of priorities within sector

WACA Council Chairs

3:30 pm

Final Discussion/Questions

- Brief overview of next steps

- Evaluations


4:00 pm