EVERETT — A large crowd gathered at Everett’s Comcast Arena, not for a game or a concert, but to talk about pot, the business of legal marijuana.
The Liquor Control Board took its show on the road to hear what public has to say about how it will govern the growing and selling of legal marijuana in our state.
The proposed rules include requiring strict security systems at all pot businesses, child-proof packaging, and a controversial background check that includes fingerprinting anyone looking to get a license.
“I don’t think anybody really wants to be fingerprinted, but these rules are developing,” said Sean Green, who is currently in the medical marijuana business but looking to expand into the new world of retail.
“I’m just excited to be part of the progress, making history as we speak,” said Green.
The Liquor Control Board will hold public hearings on the proposed rules around the state over the next two days, and then vote and likely enact those rules next week.