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State sets dates and locations for public hearings on proposed marijuana rules

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on July 10, 2013 at 2:33 pm with No Comments »
July 10, 2013 2:33 pm

The state Liquor Control Board on Wednesday announced details regarding public hearings that concern the latest iteration of the rules that pertain to Initiative 502, which legalizes marijuana for recreational use.

The four public hearings are a required part of the rulemaking process and provide an opportunity for public testimony on the proposed rules.

“Everything we’ve done regarding I-502 has drawn a crowd and we want to accommodate everyone. Having four hearings across the state allows us to do that,” stated Board Chairwoman Sharon Foster. “This is a chance for those who are impacted by, or anticipate being involved in, the business of marijuana to testify for the record about the proposed rules.”

The schedule:

• Shoreline: Aug. 6 at the main dining hall at Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
• Olympia: Aug. 7 at the Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. S.W.; 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
• Ellensburg: Aug. 7 at the Student Union, Central Washington University, 400 E. University Way, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
• Spokane: Aug. 8, Spokane Convention Center, 334 West Spokane Falls Blvd, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Additional information regarding the proposed rules for I-502 implementation – including the proposed rules, a summary of changes, answers to frequently asked questions and Small Business Economic Impact Statement – is available on the WSLCB website at: www.liq.wa.gov/marijuana/I-502.

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