Tuesday, June 11, 2013

WASAVP submits comments to the Liquor Control Board about initial draft marijuana rules

Public comments about the Liquor Control Board's Initial Draft Rules for implementing Initiative 502 were due yesterday.  

WASAVP submitted comments to the Board highlighting the need to strengthen public health and safety provisions.

The ACLU also submitted two sets of comments -- one set in collaboration with a group of prevention, intervention, treatment, and child advocacy organizations and individuals and one set in collaboration with a group of organizations representing minority communities.  

The Seattle P-I posted comments from Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes who campaigned for I-502.  The Washington State Cannabis Wire posted comments from a marijuana business group.  

The Board will now review all comments and will follow the timeline below for issuing the new rules.  

June 19, 2013             Board work session on proposed rules;
July 3, 2013                Board files official draft rules (CR 102) with the state Code Reviser;
August 7, 2013            Public hearing on draft rules;
August 14, 2013          Board adopts rules;
September 14, 2013    Effective date for rules; and
September 14, 2013    WSLCB begins accepting applications for all license types.

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