State to hold public forums on legalization of marijuana

The Washington State Liquor Control Board will hold six public forums across the state to talk about the implementation of Initiative 502, the measure that legalized marijuana for personal use in Washington state.

Officials said the forums will give interested citizens the chance to give input as rules are developed to regulate the sale of marijuana.

“Clearly there is passion about what Washington’s system of legal marijuana will look like when fully implemented,” said Liquor Control Board Chairwoman 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.”

The first forum is Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the headquarters for the Washington State Liquor Control Board (Conference Room 201), 3000 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia.

Additional meetings are Thursday, Jan. 24 at Seattle City Hall (Bertha Knight Landes Room), 600 Fourth Ave., Seattle; Thursday, Feb. 7 at Clark College (Foster Auditorium), 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver; Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Spokane City Hall (council chambers), 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane; Tuesday, Feb. 19, Skagit Valley College (theater), 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon; and Thursday, Feb. 21, Yakima City Hall (council chambers), 129 North Second St., Yakima.


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