Washington Liquor Control Board Announces Public Forums On I-502 Implementation


OLYMPIA - The Washington State Liquor Control Board will hold six evening public forums across Washington regarding the implementation of Initiative 502. The forums are an opportunity for interested citizens to meet WSLCB staff involved in implementation, be updated on implementation and to provide input to the Board for it to consider as it develops rules.

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"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."

*Schedule (2013)*
1/22: WSLCB Headquarters, Conference Room 201
* 3000 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

1/24: Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
* 600 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

02/7: Clark College, Vancouver, Foster Auditorium
* 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663

02/12: Spokane City Hall, Council Chambers
* 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201

02/19: Skagit Valley College, Mt. Vernon, Theater
* 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

02/21: Yakima City Hall, Council Chambers
* 129 North Second St, Yakima, WA 98901

* 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Open house with Board and staff
* 7:00 - 7:05 p.m. Board welcome
* 7:05 - 7:15 p.m. Overview of Board's role in implementation and timeline
* 7:15 - 10:00 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 at www.liq.wa.gov