State liquor board plans Seattle forum about how to implement new marijuana law

Marijuana plant. - COURTESY PHOTO
Marijuana plant.
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The Washington State Liquor Control Board will host a public forum Thursday, Jan. 24 in Seattle regarding the implementation of Initiative 502 to allow recreational use of marijuana.

The forum is an opportunity for interested citizens to meet liquor board staff, be updated on implementation and to provide testimony to the board for it to consider as it develops rules. The liquor board will set up how and where marijuana is sold with an expected effective date for retailers of Dec. 1.

The forum is in the Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave.


6-7 p.m.       Open house with Board and staff

7-7:05 p.m.    Board welcome

7:05-7:15 p.m. Overview of Board’s role in implementation and timeline

7:15-10 p.m.   Public testimony

“Clearly there is passion about what Washington’s system of legal marijuana will look like when fully implemented,” said Board Chair Sharon Foster. “This is an opportunity for the public to meet the board and staff involved in implementation, learn about our role in implementation, and to provide testimony. We appreciate the cooperation of the Association of Washington Cities for their help in arranging these forums.”

Other liquor board forums across the state include:

Jan. 22: WSLCB Headquarters, Conference Room 201, 3000 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia; Feb 7: Clark College, Vancouver, Foster Auditorium, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver; Feb 12: Spokane City Hall, Council Chambers, 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd; Feb 19: Skagit Valley College, Mt. Vernon Theater,    2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon; and Feb. 21: Yakima City Hall, Council Chambers, 129 North Second St.



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