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We want to hear from you. Please use the contact form below or call us at: (253) 235-9054

If you have an ask of the board please be specific. The more specific you can be about your ask, the more we can figure out how we can help. The Board will add your comment to the next board meeting agenda (most likely the following Thursday) and will get a response to you the following Friday.

Thank you!

    commented on Contact 2017-01-11 15:18:12 -0800
    Hi,

    Happy New Year! I hope you had a nice holiday season. I am writing you, because I am hoping that you could get the word out to the I-502 Producer/Processors in Washington.


    I have been in mitigation with labor and industries through the entire year of 2016 about the rate class that all producers and processors are currently paying per hour on employees. They had the rate at .8411 in 2015, .8851 in 2016 and we are currently paying .9449 in 2017 per hour per employee.


    Unfortunately, because this is a brand new industry L&I has all producer/processor employees as the same job classification. Those are two separate licenses altogether and should be classified that way. As we all know, a small portion of our employees are garden crew, some are trimmers, packagers, processors, just roll joints, run extraction equipment, work in kitchen, delivery drivers, office workers or management. Some of those positions in other industries only have to pay .25 an hour per employees


    We do agree that the garden staff should fall under the .9449 rate GREENHOUSE NOC (class code 4809-01), but other positions should be much less.


    We were able to get the Judge to admit earlier this year that we should have the I-502 industry broke down into several categories depending on safety conditions and risk of injuries, so we have presented several different job descriptions for different positions to show that there is very little safety issues with just trimming or putting a label on a package.


    We are looking to have other P/P to testify in our upcoming hearing on March 14th from 9:30 to 4pm in Lewis County at Centralia community college. The Judge made it an all day affair to allow many people to come speak and present evidence to show that there should be several job classifications within the I-502 industry.


    We do NOT have a kitchen or extraction lab, so it would be very beneficial for another processor to write up a job description showing how little risk is associated with that job in particular. I think we should have one for CO2, BHO, Rosin, and Bubble Hash. Also, kitchen jobs should be broke down to working in the kitchen and the packaging of items in respect to whether it is done manually or you have automatic packaging equipment.


    If you have 40 employees and only 8 work in the garden and we can get better rates for office and processing employees this could potentially save your business $830 a week or $43,160 annually.


    Please contact us, if you would like to attend and speak before the Judge, if you can’t attend then you are permitted to submit a letter.


    I know everyone is super busy. However, this ruling will affect the entire industry. We all stand to benefit from this. We strongly believe there is strength in numbers and we believe we all want to start seeing the proper changes to our industry.


    Thank you for your time


    ONE LOVE

    David Faulk & Shelley Mangini

    The Green Vault

    (360) 996-4374
    commented on Contact 2017-01-10 07:59:58 -0800
    Hello! My CEO’s credit card was compromised. We will be taking care of the payment today.

    Thank you!

    Jaimie Schutter

    LeafLink
    commented on Contact 2016-12-28 17:36:16 -0800
    Hello. I live in New York and am open to the exciting possibilities to learn and work in this very important industry. I am asking for you help in this.

    I have a resume and a cover if you would like to take a look at my credentials.

    Thank you for all that you do.
    commented on Contact 2016-12-01 09:18:54 -0800
    Hey! Michael from Kush Tourism told me about your meeting. I’m in town next week (we are based out of Bend, OR) and excited to meet up with fellow community minded people! I’m hoping to talk to some retailers because my newly launched website is designed to be a sales tool for them, so market research straight from the source would be great.
    commented on Contact 2016-11-20 19:40:50 -0800
    Hello, my name is Mike and I am with Ganjapreneur. I would love to talk to you about possible partnership ideas between Ganjapreneur and The Cannabis Alliance. We are in Bellingham as well and I have met some of you in person as well. Feel free to give me a call or email anytime. Cheers,

    Mike Roe

    Ganjapreneur
    commented on Contact 2016-11-19 16:52:47 -0800
    Hi my name is Jamieson Welsh. I am a consultant for Devereaux Unlimited based out of California and we can offer you lights cheaper than anyone else can. I would love to talk more about what we can do for you.
    commented on Contact 2016-11-18 16:46:14 -0800
    Please contact me
    commented on Contact 2016-11-09 14:29:55 -0800
    MY boxer has bad hips and I was feeding her some of the cbd dog treats and she was like a puppy again on them I would like to get some more for her and can’t find them anywhere. I know the were made by you all so any clues on where I can find them locally in marysville, Washington I have left my cell number for call back it’s the preferred method for me
    commented on Contact 2016-10-31 17:08:55 -0700
    commented on Contact 2016-08-29 16:55:32 -0700
    Hello,

    Alliance 2020 is a background screening company that has been in business since 1987 but is fairly new, about 2 years in its support for the cannabis industry. I am looking to have a quick conversation with someone via telephone to find out more about your organization and where Alliance 2020 may be able to fit in and become active members? I am available almost all day tomorrow and Wednesday, Pacific Standard Time. Look forward to speaking with someone soon!

    Gavin Bray
    commented on Contact 2016-08-24 13:28:03 -0700
    Hi. I own a building in Eugene that i want to lease out that is ideal for cannabis manufacturing and distribution businesses. Looking for a tenant and/or a realtor to get it done. The information can be found on http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/19651348/1155-Chambers-St-Eugene-OR/
    commented on Contact 2016-06-29 10:47:22 -0700
    I just started attending Alliance meetings and am particularly interested in legislative matters. I read about the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2016 the other day and thought it might be worthwhile to ask Alliance members to call their Reps asking them to co-sponsor (my Rep, McDermott, is not a co-sponsor). It seems like a bill the Alliance would be interested in supporting: it allows researchers to access cannabis from farms other than the Federal farm in Mississippi AND it would require government agencies to approve research requests by default. Government agencies, such as the DEA, would be required to prove such research is against the public interest rather than assuming it’s not (as is the case now). It effectively creates a ‘carve out’ on Schedule 1 for cannabis and would basically allow for research regardless of whether or not it is rescheduled.


    You can read more about it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/20/marijuanas-biggest-adversary-on-capitol-hill-is-sponsoring-a-bill-to-research-marijuana/


    I’d be happy to volunteer to help with these matters. Feel free to let me know if I can help in any way! FWIW, I already called McDermott and asked him to co-sponsor.
    commented on Contact 2016-05-05 11:18:51 -0700
    Is there no Seattle meeting today?
    commented on Contact 2016-05-03 09:06:01 -0700
    Thank you for your weekly update on current legislative threats to the cannabis industry. I wanted to bring it to your attention that in Okanogan County, two out of the three county commissioners who passed the moratorium are up for re-election this year. Could you encourage your mailing list to register to vote in the county in which they farm? Thank you!
    commented on Contact 2016-05-03 00:09:44 -0700
    Dear CA:

    Thank you for your latest email and reminder of the Okanogan Council hearing on their recent cannabis moratorium – and the link to the Okanogan Gazette article (in which I am quoted). We operators in eastern WA often feel shorted when it comes to industry coverage. It may interest CA to know that although we are a blip in retails sales, Okanogan is the #2 producing county in the state – some 95% sunshine grown.


    Who does CA have representing the eastern WA counties – and have you form positions on sun-grown operations? We have recently formed Okanogan Growers Association – a grass-roots effort to work issues specific to the county and to ensure we have a voice in the direction of our industry. How has CA worked with such organizations?


    Sincerely,

    Paul Neir, Owner

    Howling Dog Farms

    Oroville, WA