Journal of the San Juan Islands


New rules for legalizing pot in the spotlight at Skagit Valley College forum

January 16, 2013 · 3:16 PM

Mount Vernon is as close they come, but if interested in how Washington state intends to implement I-502, the voter-approved initiative that legalized recreational use of marijuana for adults, then mark down Feb. 19 on your calendar.

That's the date that Skagit Valley College will host one of six public forums wherein officials of state Liquor Control Board will talk about their role in developing rules in legalizing marijuana and take public testimony about what those rules should look like. The forum at Skagit Valley College   will be held in the college's theater, beginning at 6 p.m.

“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.”

The forum's agenda is as follows:

— 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

Additional information regarding the implementation of I-502, including a fact sheet, answers to frequently asked questions and a tentative timeline, is available on the WSLCB website, www.liq.wa.gov



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