Taking their cues from big tobacco and alcohol, marijuana organizations are hiring staff to lobby the Liquor Control Board as they develop our state's commercial marijuana system.
From the Washington State Wire:
Veteran lobbyists . . .will
represent one of perhaps four separate groups lining up to impact the regulatory
process of the Washington State Liquor Control Board as it develops the state’s,
and the nation’s first recreational cannabis users’ retail business platform.
. . . The two lobbyists will register on behalf what appears to be the first state
association or coalition of the state’s larger, more business savvy medical
marijuana producers. Hilary Bricken said the two will register with the PDC to
“monitor and provide input on any legislation or regulation pertaining to the
production, processing, wholesaling and retailing of cannabis.”
“We’ve (also) started a trade organization called The Cannabis Business Group
that plans to advocate for itself and its interests in Olympia with our
lobbyists,” Bricken added in an email.
Is anyone hiring lobbyists for youth substance abuse prevention?