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Liquor control board releases I-502 implementation timeline

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I502OLYMPIA — The Washington State Liquor Control Board released an updated timeline for the implementation of Iniative 502, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.

The new timeline, released Wednesday, mandated all rules and permits are on track to be issued by Dec. 1.

Important dates of implementation:

Mid May – Send draft rules to stakeholders for comment

Mid June– CR102 (draft rules) filed for Producer, processor and Retailer Licenses. the CR102 allows the WSLCB to seek public comment on draft rule language developed with input from the public during the initial comment period.

Late July– Public hearings on rules for producer, processor and retailer licenses allowing the public to comment on the draft rule language.

Late August – Rules become effective.

September– WSLCB begin accepting Producer, Processor and Retail License applications.

December 1 – Rules are  complete. WSLCB begins issuing Producer, Processor and Retail licenses to qualified applicants.


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    • Jay

      Think about what your saying. You would rather see cartels and organized crime profit from sales rather then pushing them out of the business. I -502 makes sense, and allows the state to profit while eliminating dangerous cartels from the business.

    • Mike

      NavyTown is involved with the black market and knows they can't get a State license. The fact of the matter is that if I can buy marijuana legally from a store and avoid the legal danger of the black market that's where I'm getting my marijuana.

      Very sorry that so many current criminals won't be able to participate in the new market. But the real best bet is to get out of the black market before Washington Stat and the DEA start the crack down against the people messing with their new revenue stream.

      • Kittenfuud

        Yep, that revenue stream is all that counts. The smart local dealers will get licenses. The others, who eke by selling weed won't be able to afford it unless they group together. This is an opportunity for them that many won't think of. Time to put creativity to use! There's big money for them to beat here; Phillip Morris is all ready to go & has been for decades. This is big business. I am all for legalization but we shall see what becomes of the "good stuff" once the FDA gets ahold of it.